Sir Edward Downes

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: British conductor who had long associations with the Royal Opera House (conducting every season for more than 50 years) and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, where he became principal conductor and later conductor emeritus.

 

 

Cause of Death: Physician-assisted suicide

 

Born: June 17, 1924

 

Died: July 10, 2009

 

Location: Zurich, Switzerland