Is Lindsay Kemp Living or Dead?

Has British mime Lindsay Kemp died? Or is he still alive?

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British mime

Lindsay Kemp is ...

Born 3 May 1938 in South Shields
Died 24 Aug 2018 in Livorno
Age80 years, 3 months
Causecardiac arrest
Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp
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About Lindsay Kemp

Lindsay Keith Kemp (3 May 1938 – 25 August 2018) was a British dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist, and choreographer.He was probably best known for his 1974 flagship production of Flowers, a mime and music show based on Jean Genet's novel Our Lady of the Flowers, in which he played the lead role of 'Divine'. Due to its homosexuality and perceived decadence, reviews were sometimes hostile, but it was widely considered a theatrical and sensory sensation, and it toured globally for many years. He was also a mentor to David Bowie and Kate Bush.


Kemp died in Livorno, Italy, on 25 August 2018, aged 80. David Haughton, his closest friend and collaborator for 45 years, said Kemp had remained busy and active right till the end, saying "he suddenly said he felt ill, and a minute and a half later he was gone."