Solihull Theatre Company boss dies in freak cycling accident
A popular theatre boss has died in a freak accident after falling from his bicycle while cycling with his wife and friends – Chris Macrow, 54, passed away eight days after suffering a serious head injury in the fall.
The Solihull Theatre Company chairman had been cycling with wife Sarah and friends on 6th September in Poolhead Lane, Tanworth-In-Arden, when he fell from his bike.
He was rushed to the University Hospital Coventry where he was in intensive care for a week but sadly died on 14th September.
Tributes have flooded in with friends describing Mr Macrow as ‘a wonderful and talented man.’
He was a partner at construction consultancy firm Quantem Consulting and co-founded Solihull Theatre Company with his wife and friends Steve and Pauline Dyer in 1993.
He had always played an active part in the society, was the current chairman and had performed in principal roles in many productions.
His funeral will take place at 11.00am on Friday (26th) at St Alphege Church in Solihull.
Best friend Steve Dyer, co-founder of Solihull Theatre Company, said: “We are all devastated by the events of the last two weeks. That Chris was a much loved and valued friend to so many is shown in the hundreds of messages which have poured in since he passed away.
“Not only was he very talented and hilariously funny but above all he always had time for everyone.
“The passion he had for Solihull Theatre Company was utterly infectious. It was a pleasure and an honour for myself and Pauline to work alongside Chris and Sarah and watch the group mature into the thriving society it is today.
“Like all who know him, we haven’t yet come to terms with his loss. All of our thoughts are with Sarah at this terrible time.
“Chris was always a firm believer in the phrase ‘the show must go on’. Whilst our society and our lives will be immeasurably poorer for his loss, Solihull Theatre Company will put every effort into making sure that our next show, The Witches of Eastwick, will be a fitting tribute. We all want to make him proud.”
Nearly 300 people had joined a Facebook group called ‘Keep Right On Chris Macrow’ which was originally set up for messages of support following his accident.
It has since been flooded with tributes describing him as ‘a truly amazing, charismatic and inspirational man’ with an ‘infectious sense of humour.’
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