By Paul Christian, Reporter
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
THE family of 37-year-old James McGee, who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run on the A10 near Ware on Wednesday have paid tribute to him.
Police believe the collision occurred at about 11.40pm on the southbound carriageway on the Ware viaduct.
The bicycle that talented Welwyn Garden City musician Mr McGee was riding was in collision with a black Mini Cooper.
Paying tribute, his family said: “James McGee, aged 37 years, died in a road traffic collision last week.
“A tragic loss to his family and the musical community, both here and in London, where he was well known.
“Born in Welwyn Garden City, James was a former pupil of Lockleys School, furthering his studies at the Guildhall School of Music for his degree.
“He led the Welwyn Garden City Orchestra from the age of fourteen, and will be missed by its members and other musical groups he was associated with.
“James had developed a great skill in jazz, which added to his passion for classical violin playing.
“As a family we would like to say we have had immense comfort from the many people who have conveyed their sympathy and love for James. Fiona, his sister, also a musician, has had messages from the many musical contacts they had.
“Arrangements are not yet known.
“It is hoped there will be a celebration of his life locally later this year.
“Thank you to everyone for their kind support”.
• A 24-year-old woman from Broxbourne was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident, she has been released on police bail until August 4