Just found out Anita Roddick is dead:
Founder of the Body Shop Dame Anita Roddick has died at the age of 64.
Her family said in a statement that she suffered “a major brain haemorrhage” at 1830 BST at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex.
OK, so I was lucky enough to have met Anita just a couple of times, (once introducing her to Clare Hodges from the Alliance for Cannabis Theraputics) and even was a guest and stayed over one night which was great fun.
I recall meeting there a guy who said his dad had been the actor in the famous Secret Lemonade Drinker TV advert for R Whites Lemonade (who had a factory in Barking, where I now live). So in celebration of Anita, here’s that advert:
“The adverts featured the actor Royce Mills, dubbed with the voice of Ross MacManus (father of Elvis Costello). MacManus wrote the song, with his son providing the backing vocals.”