A father who led a20 year campaign for the truth behind the death of his son in the swimming pool artist Michael Barrymore has passed away.
Terry Lubbock, 76, who has diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, made what he described as his "last call " in April for witnesses as he fought for a new investigation into his son's death, Stuart.
The was found dead at Barrymore's while at his home in Roydon, Essex on March 31, 2001, after a party.
Barrymore stated that 'he was saddened to learn of Terry Lubbock's death, adding: "Essex Police must continue to seek justice for the Lubbock family, which I will continue to fully support.
Paying tribute to Terry Lubbock, his friend Harry Cichy said: "He died sad, because he died knowing that people never knew thethe truth about what happened. But no one could have fought harder for his son.
"A new investigation was what really mattered to him. He had lost confidence in the police. Unfortunately, he died without knowing if there will be another investigation. "
The retired toolmaker and driver, who lived in Harlow, Essex, was "swine and had another son. He had urged others with information about Stuart's death to come forward and said in April:" For me time is running out and time is running out.
During his campaign, he produced a DVD and co-authored a book, titled Not Awight.
In 2009, a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) confirmed six of Lubbock's 36 complaints about the Essex Police investigation into.
It was found thatTwo instruments photographed by police at the scene - a 12-inch pool thermometer and a doorknob - were never found or subsequently recovered. Two senior officers have apologized on behalf of the force.
"Everything has been covered up. We need to dig a lot deeper ", Lubbock told The Guardian in 2009 .
No one has been charged with Stuart's death. Essex Police arrested a man in March on suspicion of indecent assault and murder of Stuart Lubbock, and released him without charge in August.
An autopsy showed Stuart Lubbock suffered severe internal injuries, suggesting he had been sexually assaulted. Alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine were found in his blood. A coroner recorded a wormdict opened.
Barrymore, now 69, was arrested in 2007 but has never been charged with any offense. He then sued Essex Police, claiming his wrongful arrest cost him around £ 2.5million in lost earnings, but appeals court judges ruled he should receive minimal damages.