Cape Town City Ballet pays tribute to Percy Tucker
It is with very heavy hearts indeed that Cape Town City Ballet members heard of the passing of Percy Tucker on Friday 29 January.
Percy was famous for launching Computicket in 1971, the first electronic theatre booking system in the world which marks 50 years of existence this year.
Percy meant so much to everyone at Cape Town City Ballet. He was a very longstanding Board member until the end of 2017 and was well known for financially helping the company in times of difficulty. The ballet meant so much to him. He always attended the Opening Night performances and parties and Friends’ évents and performances, often sponsoring the winners of the best male dancer award over the years.
No CTCB event was complete without the presence of Percy and Graham, his partner. They both attended our event at the end of March in the front seats and loved every minute of it. How their support and enthusiasm for our company will be missed.
Percy’s passing comes so soon after the death of his beloved partner Graham Dickason in mid-November. How brave dear Percy was when he spoke about Graham at his memorial service. His words touched all our hearts and made us sad.
Now, so soon after this we are sad again at the loss of Percy who was a gentle, true, kind and wise man at all times.
On behalf of the Board of Cape Town City Ballet and the entire company I would like to send my sincere condolences to Percy’s family and friends.
Percy, we will always miss you and are all richer for having known you.
Cape Town City Ballet