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In loving memory of Darren Neal Kennedy who sadly passed away on 7th February 2019. For many years Darren was known as Johann Tomato Strauss and his online mixes amassed quite a following. His talent for taking totally different artists and mixing them together to make a new sound, was so clever & inspired, that people across the world contacted him to make music for them. For me, he was the most affectionate, gentlest and loving of men. He was thoughtful in everything he did from buying a card to holding a political debate. He had very socialist views and admired Tony Benn & Dennis Skinner in the political arena. He had no materialistic desires, never greedy, just humble & all he wanted in life was to love and be loved, which he was. All who knew him comment that he was “a kind soul” “gentle soul” “one of the nicest men you’d meet” so I was privileged to be loved by him. Although Darren had no children of his own, he became step father to my children and grew particularly close to Sam as he parented him from a teenager. Sam & his bond was a joy to watch evolve. When Darren lost his father, a light in his soul dimmed but he continued to be so close to his mother Maureen, brothers Haydn & Leigh and his nephew and nieces, Robbie, Lori & Lana. He didn’t like being in big company but loved being at Mark & Kate’s with their kids and his friends and he could party easily. His lifelong friend Lee Marlow changed his name at the same time as Darren & is still Amadeus Celery Mozart made Darren’s life fun during his teen years onwards, where they learned the art of mixing together. Angie his wife and Shane his brother joined the fun and were still friends at his passing. He will be very sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.