Matchless gay performer Warwick Broadhead has died at his home on Waiheke Island. Tributes have been swift and heartfelt.
A bright light of many colours has gone from our world to the next.
- Richard Howard
All I can say is that he lived his life like he was going to
- Jeni Little
This is such sad news. Our community has lost the most
wonderful artistic performer. Warwick worked with BuffyandBimbo Makeover-Girls
on many occasions in order to improve their art. They remember so fondly the
time they had a 2 hour session with him on how to perform to the audience using
only our backs. Take credit for that one Warwick. Thank you for your support
and love to us and to our wider community. There are very few people like this
man. Take care with your next journey.
- Jonathan Smith MNZM
Warwick would visit Waiheke childcare centre and play with
my kids in a joyous spontaneous real and completely bonkers way. Grazie
- Paolo Rotondo
Thank you Warwick for showing us joie de vivre.
- Marianne Schultz
Warwick, when we first met you told me I was red, and to
grab a lobster and attach it to my head if I could find one. I am forever red. Rest
- Rachel Moorethanthis
Vale Warwick. House sitter extraordinaire, creator of magic
and truly an exemplary example of being true to who you are. Rest well dear
- Jamie Bull
Farewell, most beloved soul but rest assured, there are
many, many hearts you will live forever in.
- Michelle Chambeau Clarke
On largely uninspired island you have been an
Alexandrian-scale lighthouse of inspiration. May your legend and glory only
grow, never diminish. X
- Thomas LaHood
"At what was the lowest time when I was struggling with
truly horrible side-effects of a drug combination Warwick visited me with a pot
of strawberry jam and we sat on the couch for an afternoon talking about life. Somehow
from that moment I picked up, medically and emotionally, it was a spiritual
thing... and I'm not really a spiritual person. Warwick could do that to you.
He was amazing."
- Doug Sanders
It makes me so bloody sad to lose Warwick Broadhead. That
man will always be a phenomenon in my mind, and hugely underrated as an artist.
- Dudley Benson
Warwick Broadhead was amazing. In my early 20s I saw his
Alice in Wonderland show in Ponsonby & have been thinking about it ever
- Dylan Horrocks
Very sad that Warwick Broadhead has died. Suspect his impact
will be felt more in his absence,as it often the case of genuine originals.
- Bronwyn Bent
In the mid eighties Warwick and I ran some childrens weekend
workshops in Riverhead from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon the children had
made costumes rehearsed a performance and performed on Sunday afternoon for
parents Toal magic. Ivwas also the Dame in his panto. THE YELLOW DWARF Warwick
you gave so much and I am so glad I phoned last Monday and we had a chat. RIP
- Annie Rowntree