A MUSICIAN who emigrated from Huddersfield to South Africa has died in a road tragedy.
Richard Shaw, 70, is believed to have been killed instantly in a head- on crash while travelling from his Johannesburg home for a Christmas holiday in the coastal region of Kwa Zulu Natal on December 21.
Mr Shaw played the cornet, flugelhorn and trumpet and was a member of Skelmanthorpe Brass Band.
He also played in dance bands around Huddersfield before emigrating to South Africa in 1970.
He served in the Duke Of Wellington's Regiment and played in the regiment's brass band.
Mr Shaw started his printing career at the former Hirst Buckley printing works in Scissett.
When he moved to Johannesburg he continued in the printing industry and retired about three years ago as managing director of a printing company.
He was still doing consultancy work.
His sister, Jackie Hardy, of Clayton West, said: "Richard returned to Huddersfield for a month-long visit in April and we went to all the places we used to play when we were children.
"We had a lovely time and it was the first time he didn't really want to go back to South Africa."
Mr Shaw leaves two children, Adele and Stephen.