Tributes are pouring in for well-known veteran entertainer, Alvon Collison.
In theatre circles he was known as the ‘King of Cabaret’ who became a household name in the 1970s.
One of Collison’s award winning performances included his role as Pharoah in music stage production, Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat.
The Collison’s long-time friend and fellow artist, Alistair Izobell, has fond memories of the entertainer.
“An absolute lover of life and absolute lover of his fellow human beings and it was just a joy not only to work with him it was a joy to be his friend and to experience this special spirited person the many laughs and visits with him and the many lessons over the years. This special special human being that leaves a legacy forever and a footprint of smiles and a wonderful wonderful wonderful memory of someone that we all should aspire to be like.”
My neighbour, Alvon Collison, passed away last night. What a great guy. He was the entertainer on board the MTS Oceanos when it sank off the Wild Coast. He played a huge part in the evacuation of passengers when the captain got off tge ship first. Great man. RIP Alvon my friend. pic.twitter.com/88LCFQnHBJ
— Sailor1959 (@Sailor19592) January 23, 2021
There’s one more angel in heaven. RIP dearest, beautiful and wonderful Alvon Collison. Here’s to friendship, to celebration and TO LIFE! Journey gently. Beautiful man. pic.twitter.com/cJDz8b6DCK
— Alfred Rietmann (@alfred_rietmann) January 23, 2021
Rest well Alvon Collison.
— Dennis Cruywagen (@DennisCruywagen) January 23, 2021
— Martin Myers (@MartinMyers) January 23, 2021
Joseph and his amazing technicolour dreamcoat has gone to join the angels. Rest in peace, Alvon Collison. Thanks for all the memories and entertainment and for always doing it your way.
— Ryland Fisher (@rylandfisher) January 23, 2021