I don't remember Colin Pryce-Jones's exact words. But I remember the shock phone call five years ago. He was telling me that Rapier rhythm guitarist Wayne Nicholls and his wife Jackie had died in a motorcycle crash near their London home, tragically orphaning their four small children.
That was 18 June 2005.
Today I remembered that.
Only this April was a settlement in the accident finally reached for the family. The London Evening Standard wrote about it here.
Below are some of my favourite images of Wayne, a Rapier for four years but more importantly one of the kindest blokes you'd ever hope to know.
NB: Click Wayne's name below the last photograph to see previous posts on Rapiers Are Go!