Kester Thomas (1975 – 2013)

Described as “one of the nicest guys on London’s club and bar scene”, Kester Thomas worked at Kitts, the Buddha Bar and The Sanderson. His drink making ability was second to none. This “truly unique gentleman” passed far too young but he’s definitely now mixing the finest cocktails in the sky.

The Roll Call - CHARACTERS

1

Steve Cotten (AKA ‘Britain’s Grumpiest Landlord’)

2

Mrs Filthy Piece of Toerag

3

Angela Millington (1981 – 2014)

4

The Cheery Street Sweeper

5

Katherine Knight

6

Brenda from Bristol

7

The Cross Word Couple (AKA ‘The Crossword Couple’)

8

The Pret Prayer

9

The Pret Sleeper

10

Prince John Zylinski

11

The Pret Spitter

12

Marina Gibson

13

Margaret Wooliscroft

14

Angelo Vizcaino

15

Mr Penny Farthing

16

Adolfo Orsi, Jr.

17

Helen Brach (AKA “The Candy Lady”, 1911 – 1977, body never found)

18

Mikel Ruffinelli

19

Ziyanda Palesa Tutu

20

Kensington Claus

21

The Knightsbridge rose seller

22

Sam Malin and Irène Major (AKA “Lord and Lady Hailes”)

23

Paul and Selena Bailey

24

John Bly

25

Joyce Cohen (formerly Joyce McDillon, née Joyce Lemay)

26

Malavath Poorna

27

Linda Sandler

28

Pablo Salcedo

29

Pedro López (AKA “The Monster of the Andes”)

30

June and Leon Bernicoff

31

Leah Chase (AKA “The Queen of Creole Cuisine”)

32

Dominic and Stephanie Parker (AKA “The Posh Couple”)

33

Sarah Meakin

34

Julia Bradbury

35

Raine Spencer; Raine, Countess Spencer (AKA “Acid Raine”)

36

Hannah Campbell (AKA “The Bionic Woman”)

37

Candida Lycett Green (1942 – 2014; nicknamed “Wibz”)

38

The musical tramp

39

Doris Thompson MBE OBE (1903 – 2004) and Geoffrey Thompson (1936 – 2004)

40

Charity Charity

41

Kimi Räikkönen

42

Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo

43

Kester Thomas (1975 – 2013)

44

Gavin Rankin

45

Marina Oswald Porter (born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova, Russian: Марина Николаевна Прусакова)

46

Elena Salvoni (1920 – 2016)

47

Sultan Kösen

48

Boaty Boatwright (also known as Boaty Boatwright Baker)

49

Cedric Robinson MBE

50

Oliver Newton

51

Don who's Donna at night

52

Captain Pugwash (AKA ‘Captain’ Michael M. Maricic)

53

Peter Grace OBE (1938 – 2013)

54

Jim Bowen (born Peter Williams)

55

Derek Bell MBE

56

Pamela Jennings (better known as “Soho Pam”, 1964 - 2013)

57

£50 grifter

58

Parrot Man

59

Jocelyn Wildenstein (née Périsset and also known as “Jocelynnys Dayannnys da Silva Bezerra”)

60

John Gaze (1947 - 2011)

61

Charlie Richardson (1934 – 2012)

62

Count Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees (1925 – 2012)

63

Christian Gerhartsreiter (main alias Clark Rockefeller)

64

The Rt. Hon. Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO (Fiona Shackleton)

65

Sir Peter O'Sullevan CBE (1918 – 2015)

66

Nancy Wake AC GM (1912 – 2011)

67

Claus Von Bülow

68

Alexander Fiske-Harrison

69

Lord Lucan (also known as Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan)

70

Umberto Scomparin

7 COMMENTS

  1. Went to school with Kester in Essex. Kester was a truly lovely bloke through and through. Sad, sad news. Thoughts are with his family.

  2. An accident near Chelsea bridge involving Kester on a Scooter colliding with a car. He sadly didn’t survive his injuries and didn’t make it to hospital. Very sad !!!

  3. very pained to hear of this sad, tregic news. Why these wonderful, kind, generous and gentle souls get delt such cards in life, I will never know… I knew Kester very well from the days when I worked at my mums pub, The Rose & Crown in Old Park lane, and Kester worked at the Met bar, the days when he started out as a mixologist. What a talented guy! such pure passion and natural flair. There was a big group of us who worked in the area and all hung out together at my mums pub between and after our shifts. What a great community we had! We kept in touch after all those years, and recall those days as probably some of the best days of our lives! Kester was a big part of that with us. We will miss him terribly, and send our love and support to his family. We raise a glass to you Kester! very much loved and never to be forgotten… x

  4. I am very sad to read this , at this moment I am crying, Kester was my collegue at the Metropolitan Hotel, I was security officer at The Metropolitan Hotel, and remember he always made coffee for me when I had early morning schifts.

    He was such a lovely and warm guy.

    R.I.P. Sweet Kester.

    With warm and loving memories.

    Bart Borgart
    Liendenhof 52
    1108 HB Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

  5. I was just listening to a song that reminded me of kester and googled to see what he was up to. I had no idea. We used to collect advertisment milk bottles and stash them in a war bunker at the bottom of his parents garden. Tragic. Sad

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