In memoriam: Jon Pope
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
jon-popeLighting designer Jon Pope who sadly passed away earlier this month
UK - LSi is sad to report the passing of respected lighting designer Jon Pope earlier this month.
Having worked in rock’n’roll and corporate lighting, in recent years Jon was well-known for his work lighting productions for simultaneous live and TV audiences, including Crufts and the Windsor and Olympia horse shows. He leaves behind wife Barbara, daughter Sam and son Lewis.
Jon’s son Lewis has issued the following statement:
“Dear friends and colleagues, it is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of my father, Jon Pope. He passed on Wednesday evening after a sudden and catastrophic brain haemorrhage. His family were able to be at his side until he passed.
“He was such a big man, not just in terms of stature but kindness and talent too, that there is now a great void left in all of our hearts. We know that he impacted many people during his lifetime. Many of his friends have described him as 'one of the kindest men I know' which is a simple and beautiful summary of him.
“With the current restrictions, the funeral will be limited and we are looking at ways to live stream the service and have a more inclusive online gathering at some point. We have also opened a memory book for any wishes, comments or thoughts. Please email his daughter Sam on samantharyder668@outlook.com if you wish for details of the memorial services or wish to contribute to the book.
“One of the brightest lights on Earth has now departed only to be rigged in the heavens above. May its warm and loving glow (because Jon was an old-school LD who still appreciated incandescent fixtures) shine down on us and warm us with its light.”

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