STEPHEN JOHN LEGG
Yamaha Music Australia has advised today that “It is with a tremendous amount of sadness that we announce the passing of Steve Legg last Sunday night April 9th, after a cancer diagnosis less than a year ago. Steve spent the last 10 years of his working life with YMA, continued to play professionally, and was well liked by all staff and the dealer network. We at Yamaha, feel a real sense of loss and struggle to find the right words to express”. Steve was only 45.
Steve was a valued member of the association’s executive committee, representing Yamaha Music, for all too short a time, joining us in 2015, not long before his battle began. All industries need their future leaders, and in this case, we lost a good one far too early. He displayed keen insight and an understanding of the industry and it’s needs. Importantly he encouraged and assisted the AMA in its efforts to promote music retailers in his short time on the committee. This work continues.
On behalf of the industry, we express our condolences to Steve’s wife Felicity and his two children, his friends and his fellow musicians.
His industry colleagues, like us, are somewhat stunned by Steve’s passing and the sadness felt by so many can be encapsulated in the following tribute from Chris Davis at DW Music, sent to the Yamaha Music staff.
“May I express my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on the untimely passing of Steve Legg, sad news indeed and I know these thoughts are shared by all our staff who knew him and benefited from his quietly spoken, straightforward and helpful nature.
A most unfortunate loss of an esteemed colleague, an invaluable member of the Yamaha staff and a respected and knowledgeable member of the music industry, who was a fine musician in his own right.
Steve was always an insightful and thoughtful person to share a problem with, to whom we often outlined challenges we faced. He was always empathetic, with a sincerity and sensitivity, which might not always have provided the immediate solution, but gave some vital comfort that the issue was understood and appreciated.
His untimely passing is a great tragedy and must surely present a gaping hole in the lives of his children and his widow. A rather poignant reminder of the delicate thread, by which life hangs and how we must all cherish our time.
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.”
Funeral notices have been posted today (Thursday 13th April) for 11am Wednesday 26th April funeral being held in Macedon Victoria. All are welcome to attend.