Heartbreak as homeless concert pianist is killed on London streetsmain
An elderly lady was knocked down by a lorry in Chiswick, west London, yesterday morning.
She has been identified as Anne Naysmith, a former concert pianist who was reduced to living on the street after being evicted from her home and seeing her car towed away after a neighbour complained of its rundown condition.
She is known to have given recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Leighton House. Her life went off the rails after the collapse of a relationship with a singer.
Ms Naysmith was believed to be in her late 70s. If you knew her in happier times, please share reminiscences.
A local acquaintance recounts the few known facts of her life here.
The video below is an acted dramatisation of her last years.