Goodbye and thanks to a great entertainer Billy Raymond.
Scottish international entertainer Billy Raymond Born on January 6th 1938 died of lung cancer on the evening of May 15th 2013 and is said to have quietly gone in his sleep. He has over the last few years been challenged with related heath issues that dealt with heart bypass operations. In December 2010 Billy underwent a major operation for the removal of a cancerous kidney .
Billy Raymond who has been living on the Gold Coast for number of years now and has had a very full life in working in the industry of entertainment of stage TV and theatre, and was known for his many wonderful shows and his comic impersonations. A close friend Kelvin Cordell today recalls that he was larger than life entertainer who will be sadly missed by him and many others that were close to him. Mr Cordell who managed the GC Arts Centre for 23 years now retired said that when he come to Australia he become famous and was well known in the circles of all entertainment and clubs specially in Sydney where he was non stop performing. In 2003 he moved to Gold Coast and was Front of house and Jazz Manger of Arts Theatre Gold Coast He always gave great support to anyone in showbiz world and was a true professional.
The Art Centre GC will present a Celebration of the life of Billy Raymond in the Paradise Room on May 23rd at 11.00am. All are welcome to attend.