Top British conductor RICHARD HICKOX has died. He was 60.
Hickox, who was a regular conductor of major U.K. orchestras and the musical director of Opera Australia, passed away after a suspected heart attack following a recording session in Wales.
Hickox received five Gramophone Awards during his long-running career.
He is survived by his wife, opera singer Pamela Helen Stephen, and three children.
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