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Primary announces Dave Chumbley Stories memorial site

The new website will collect stories about and photos of the late Primary agent, joining a memorial event and crowdfunding campaign for a plot in Highgate

By IQ on 11 Sep 2017

Dave Chumbley

image © Terry Blamey Management

Primary Talent International has announced a plans for a memorial event and ‘storytelling’ website in memory of its late director and agent, Dave Chumbley.

Chumbley died on 22 August after a short illness. Speaking to IQ, Primary co-founder Martin Hopewell paid tribute to a “larger-than-life character” with a “big, booming voice” and “equally big heart” – a sentiment echoed by many of his acts and industry colleagues.

Primary Talent’s Dave Chumbley passes

Chumbley’s funeral and burial will be a private, family event. However, given his “enormous popularity”, Primary says it plans to organise a public memorial event in conjunction with his family, details of which will be revealed closer to the time.

The agency has also set up a dedicated website, davechumbleystories.blogspot.co.uk, for colleagues and other people who knew Chumbley (pictured) to share “treasured stories and/or photographs”. Those who wish to submit a story, or simply a message of condolence, should email davechumbleystori[email protected].

Finally, a crowdfunding campaign is now live to raise £30,000 to bury Chumbley in Highgate Cemetery in London. Described as a “beautiful and intriguing site, rich in history, architecture, landscape and romance”, Primary notes that very few plots become available in Highgate each year – so it is “therefore rightly fitting that Dave’s final resting place will be in a sold-out-venue with a rare access-all-areas pass”…


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