A man who fought for 20 years to find out how his son died after a party at Michael Barrymore’s home has died, a friend said.
Terry Lubbock, 76, from Harlow, Essex, revealed earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
He had campaigned for justice for Stuart, 31, who was found in the TV presenter’s pool in Roydon, near Harlow, in March 2001.
Friend Harry Cichy paid tribute to his “tenacity and determination”.
“Every waking hour, seven days a week, he thought about Stuart,” he said.
“He died sad, knowing that the truth about what happened was never revealed.”
Essex Police’s senior investigating officer vowed that investigations would continue and issued a new call for information.
No one has been charged in connection with the death of Stuart Lubbock, who was attending a party at Mr Barrymore’s house with eight other people.
Alcohol, ecstasy, and cocaine were found in his bloodstream after he was discovered unconscious in the entertainer’s swimming pool.
According to police, he died at Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.
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A post-mortem examination found he had suffered “horrific” injuries prior to his death.
A coroner recorded an open verdict, but Terry Lubbock had asked for a fresh inquest.
Last month a man arrested on suspicion of murder and indecent assault was released without charge.
Detective Chief Inspector Jennings stated: “Terry’s love for his son and his quest for justice knew no bounds. In his never-ending pursuit of truth and justice, he served as an inspiration to many of us.” ” Our investigation into Stuart’s death will not end with Terry’s; as long as the case is open, we will do everything in our power to bring justice to him and his family.” To that end, we implore anyone with information about Stuart’s death to do the right thing and come forward now, more than ever.”