Rupert Lev Prokofiev was a gifted young Englishman who suffered from Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that strikes in childhood and limits life expectancy to the teens.
Rupert, a grandson of the great composer, was 31 when he died on January 2.
His funeral will take place on Tuesday in Greenwich. Details here.
Donations can be made to the A-T Society here.
Sympathies to his brother Gabriel and the rest of the Prokofiev family.