Sudden death of leading English musician, 51

Sudden death of leading English musician, 51


norman lebrecht

September 19, 2022

Mourning has stretched across the folk, rock and classical worlds for Paul Sartin, oboist and violinist of the Bellowhead band, who died suddenly at 51. He collapsed shortly before taking the stage.

Paul Sartin recently participated in a Vaughan Williams documentary for Radio 4’s Front Row.


  • Roboeman says:

    A sad loss of a gifted violinist, oboist and singer. RIP.

  • Paul Russell says:

    Just heard the sad news and so sorry. Brilliant musician and always amusing. Take care and sleep well. Thanks for the music.

  • James Minch says:

    ‘Leading English musician’?

  • Michaela says:

    So shocked and saddened. I only saw him perform with Bellowhead but he was a true talent

  • peterpiper says:

    Belshazzar’s Feast – simple great music, but astounding live performance with two friends sending each other up.
    Won’t now get to see their scheduled late 2022 farewell tour, so listening to the live albums instead.
    Wish the bbc4 christmas session 2009, introduced by Paul S, would be repeated.