Sussex pays tribute to Ambrose Harcourt

PEOPLE have paid tribute to a beloved radio DJ who has died aged 74.

Ambrose Harcourt, who lived in Worthing and presented radio programs in Sussex and southern England for over five decades, died on August 31 at St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing with his family by his side.

Ambrose’s family paid tribute to the “most loving, caring and inspirational person who always had time and a hello for everyone”.

They said he was “missed greatly as a husband, father and grandfather.”

Read more: “A wonderful person” – Homage to the popular radio DJ

Argus readers from across the county and beyond have given their appreciation to the DJ, also known as Mr Lurve, who did much charity work during his lifetime.

People praised Ambrose’s “enchanting voice” and kindness.

Paul Denness, from Eastbourne, said: “I’m so sorry to hear this tragic news. Like me, Ambrose was a huge Chelsea fan.

“He was such an amazing man who amazingly agreed to stage our 2005 wedding. He was such a nice, lovely man. RIP buddy.”

The Argus: Ambrose replaces Pele with Gordon Banks at The Grand Hotel in the replica "that saves"Ambrose replaces Pele with Gordon Banks at the Grand Hotel and reenacts “that rescue.”

Simon Valder, from Brighton, said: “So many memories from his shows in the 90’s and beyond. As a man who was only in his late teens when I discovered Ambrose I still listened religiously, his shows were very captivating.

“At the time, he not only appealed to the older generation, but also to the younger generation. His perfectly spoken soft voice was a great accompaniment to the beautiful music he played. RIP Mr. Lurve.”

Sue Savage, also from Brighton, recalled her time on a charity tour with the DJ.

“Ambrose was a wonderful man whose smile lit up the room,” she said.

“Trekking in Peru with him was great and he was always an inspiration. Rest in peace Mr. Lurve.”

James May from Worthing said: “RIP Ambrose, I remember well my time following you on Radio Southlands in the 80’s. You have had a positive impact on so many lives.”

Nikki Long from Chichester said: “I used to love listening to your radio shows, fantastic DJ with an enchanting voice, rest in peace Ambrose.”

The Argus: Ambrose was patron of the Chestnut Tree House children's hospiceAmbrose was a patron of the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice

Claire Linksted, from Brighton, said: “So so sad. I have so many happy memories of listening to Ambrose on the radio, especially during the love hour when I was in college.

“Recently I was over the moon to be named a Regency Radio contest winner by Ambrose. To be honest, speaking to him was price enough.

“He will be sorely missed, midnight radio will never be the same again. RIP Ambrose and heartfelt condolences to his family.”

Sarah Bransby, of Warrington, said: “I called Ambrose when he was on Southern FM doing Love Hour around 1986 and always had a lot of fun with him. Had a beautiful voice, will cherish the memories.

“Rest in peace Ambrose and thanks for the memories.”

And Ann Carey, from Dorset, said: “Ambrose was a warm, loving and funny person. I worked with him at AHPR for many years and he filled every day with energy and good vibes. Sending love and condolences to Pauline and her family.” Sussex pays tribute to Ambrose Harcourt

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