VERY SAD NEWS | Australian Violist & Teacher has Tragically Drowned - Aged 48

Australian violist Paul Leggett has died in a tragic swimming accident - aged just 48

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Australian violist Paul Leggett has died in a tragic swimming accident - aged just 48.

Local media reports have suggested the musician was swimming in a creek near Alice Springs when he suffered a cramp and disappeared under the water.

He had previously served positions with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony and the Melbourne Opera Orchestra.

“Today we have lost a good person who just wanted every child to have the chance to share his love of music...Rest in peace Paul Leggett - your never ending enthusiasm will be missed by many... ", the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic has posted on their social media.

Our condolences are with Paul’s family, friends, colleagues and students.