Dear Peko-san, 去年三月のレスリーの事実上最後のコンサートで、ステージ上の彼に "How's Peko, your wife?" と聞いたら、照れくさそうに "She's alright, thanks. I was just texting her at the backstage." と言っていました。ペコさんに対する愛情がひしひしと伝わってきました。すべてのファンに対してもとっても温かく、バンドもよくて最高のコンサートでした。一生忘れません。レスリーのご冥福を心よりお祈りします。 Best regards, Noriko
Leslie, you’ve been loving singing, from your childhood and you’ve been helping the socially vulnerable people probably because of your sad experiences. As for me, I have had been able to lead my everyday life sooo happily just to have you in my life and it was the most happiest time when I was doing anything involved with you , and I always wanted to do whatever might help you. So, with my love & gratitude for you , I donate. Hope this donation would not be the last thing I could do for you , and hopefully I would be able to find some way to keep expressing my love for you, my *Beloved&Precious* forever singing Scottish milk boy Leslie Richard McKeown.. P.S But, I still can’t and don’t want to believe that you had gone leaving me/us all alone ...it’s too suddenly and too soon to accept it....really wish you were still there for me/us...I really miss you and always will , and hold you dear forever....., you’ve been much loved and so you will ... Whole Lotta love, Emi in Japan 🐱💞🌸💫🐾xxx. May 5, 2021
Les we shed tears of adoration when you came into our lives and shed many more in heartbreak now that you've left us. I will always have love admiration and respect for you and you will remain in my heart and remain with me through your legacy of wonderful music. Thank you for all the laughs and wonderful memories. Remembering you lovingly always. Heartfelt condolences to Keiko and Jubei xxxxxx
Leslie, no matter how many times I say “Thank you,” it is not good enough to express my gratitude for joy you have brought to my life. You live forever in our heart. My sincere condolences to Keiko san and Jubei san. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerest condolences to Les’ wife Peko and son Jubei at this sad sad time. Les was my first love, my hero since I was 10 years old. I was very fortunate to meet him when I was 14 through a magazine feature called ‘Dream come True’ and my dreams certainly came true, Les was everything I hoped he would be, kind, caring, funny and gorgeous, of course. I was a very shy teenager, who as a disabled person had never been to London never mind met a famous pop star but Les did everything he could to help me to enjoy the afternoon, I will never forget that day. I met Les again as an adult when he was touring with the band and always had a great time especially if I got a few minutes with Les for a chat and a photo. My husband Jim also became a fan and he enjoyed the banter he had with Les. Les will never be forgotten and will be loved by all his fans forever. Thank you to Peko & Jubei for letting us all spend time with your wonderful husband and Father.
I have loved Les since the 1970's when I was about 5 years old. I was ill for years with agoraphobia and anxiety. I was lucky enough to be able to chat to him after his gig in Glasgow in November 2014. I told him how much he meant to me throughout my bad childhood and that he had really helped me. I loved going to see Les at his gigs and I was looking forward to doing that. Thank you Les for always being kind and lovely to me. I am devastated. Love from Fiona S. X
Dear Keiko and Jubei Thank you so much for sharing Leslie with his fans over the years. I was besotted with him when I was 11 and was so excited to finally meet him in 2018 in Perth, Australia and to see him perform again. He was lovely to me and all his fans. I’ll miss his periscope & Facebook videos but he’ll continue to bring great joy to people all over the world through his recordings. His legacy will also live on through this charity fundraiser, which will help struggling musicians to overcome issues similar to some that he overcame. I pray that you may know God’s peace, presence & comfort at this extremely sad time.💕🙏🏻
My heartfelt condolences go out to Peko san and Jubei in this time of deep sorrow. I still cannot believe I will never see Leslie again. He was most loving person in the universe, his heart was filled with love and compassion. I can’t tell how grateful I am for all Leslie has given me and so many others in our lives throughout four decades and more. Leslie Richard McKeown will forever be my superhero and will always be my biggest life inspiration. His place in my heart will never be replaced or taken by anyone else. Heaven is so lucky to has Leslie, but please know that he is truly missed and loved by us all still here on earth…
Went to a BCR concert in Japan back in 1976 and Leslie's very last concert in Canada last March. Best nights in my life. Les was such a gent when I spoke to him on the stage. My heart is broken. You will be missed by all of us. Love to his beautiful family, Peko and Jubei.
I can not send flowers or a card but I can do this and will for all the joy and happiness that he gave me over the years. Sharing his battle with addiction helped me understand that there was more behind it for those that I love that battle with it as well. May this small donation in his name help someone else overcome their private internal battles so that they can heal.