Duran Duran’s ex-manager 'dies in car crash with girlfriend'

Duran Duran’s former manager Craig Duffy has died in a car crash alongside his girlfriend, it has been reported. 

Duffy and his partner Sue Parmiter are said to have died on Friday while travelling along the border of Devon and Somerset. 

According to Devon Live, they were involved in a collision on the A39 road around 3:30pm. A third person was injured and taken to hospital. 

Confirming the news and leading tributes, Duran Duran’s former publicist Gerard Franklin told the publication: ‘Craig was without question one of the best tour managers in the music business.

‘He was a gentleman, caring and considerate and the ultimate professional. He was great fun to be around with on tour a real joy. 

‘He was incredibly helpful to all the crew and people working on his tours and was liked by everyone. He was a music fan first and a tour manager second.’ 

Franklin continued: ‘He lived for his music and football being a Chelsea supporter. He was a giant of the music industry. It’s rare to find such characters who are genuine and Craig was the real deal, a real gem.’ 

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