16th December 1948 - 28th July 2018


We are delighted that we have a video tribute page with four really special clips. A musical salute by Ray's friend Ben Harper - filmed at the L.A. memorial. A mini-film by Martin Lewis celebrating Ray's Sheffield roots. A eulogy for Ray by his pal Peter Gabriel. And homage to Ray from both the UK & the US music biz. Please share these clips with others. Ben Harper has very generously given his blessing to sharing his clip widely. It's a wonderful way in which the wider public may learn about Ray. So please spread it via social media etc

Click here to see the Video Tributes


The life of Ray Cooper was celebrated in grand style in December 2018 - the month that marked the 70th anniversary of his birth. Memorial events were held in both Los Angeles and London. His life was celebrated by family, friends, colleagues and artists. There were eulogies, speeches, anecdotes, vintage video clips, live music and a brand-new short film about Ray. Some tears of sadness of course. And even more tears of laughter as we recalled our dear pal. We hope to present some details, photos and video in due course. Meanwhile you can see some media coverage of the memorials here.

Write to us anytime: celebration@RayCooper.info


Many people have asked if they could make a charitable donation as a salute to Ray. Philippa has now designated The Dementia Research Fund as the charity she would like to support. It takes donations of any size - in any currency - from anywhere in the world. Click here for details.


We hope to present a Ray photo gallery on this website soon. In the interim there is a makeshift photo gallery online. Just click here - and scroll to the foot of the new page that opens

Ray now rests deep in the green heart of his beloved England.

He was laid to rest on Thursday 9th August 2018. It was a very intimate family service.

The service and burial took place at St. Margaret of Antioch - a tranquil church dating back to the 11th century - in a rustic English village called Fernhurst - on the border of the verdant counties of Surrey and Sussex.


There are plans currently being made for there to be two celebrations of Ray's life. One in London and one in Los Angeles. The idea is that these should both take place this December (2018) - the month that will be the 70th anniversary of Ray's birth.

To be notified of the dates and arrangements for both events please send an email with your contact info - and indicate in which city you would most probably attend. Send your email to: celebration@RayCooper.info


The hope is for this website to become a home for personal tributes, media obituaries, photographs, video clips and other mementoes of Ray. It will greatly benefit from your contributions.

A) Personal Tributes/Memories

Please send your written tribute or memories of Ray in an email. Ideally supply a headshot of yourself to accompany your words. Send to: tributes@RayCooper.info

B) Photographs & Video Clips of Ray

Please send any photographs and video clips you have of Ray that you'd like to share. Any vintage! The more the merrier. And as it's our Ray - the merrier the photos and clips - the better! Send everything to: pix@RayCooper.info

If the photos and/or clips are larger in size than can be sent by email then please upload via a gratis conduit website such as www.WeTransfer.com


By email:  PhilippaHubsch@gmail.com

By post:  Philippa Hubsch
c/o Martin Lewis
357 S. Fairfax Ave. - Suite 272
Los Angeles, California 90036

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