News just in on the BBC: Robert Maycock has been killed in Kent when his car hit a tree.
Robert, 63, had been music editor of the Independent newspaper and, before that, of Classical Music magazine. I knew him well in both capacities and liked him a lot as a thoughtful, slightly quirky colleague. He was not, as the BBC claims, founding editor of CM, but the successor to the founder. In that job he was known and liked at every level of musical life in the UK, grass to palace.
He wrote a biography of Philip Glass and married a composer, Priti Paintal. he leaves two children. He will be widely missed. More here.