The family of a celebrated musician have spoken of their anguish at having to fight his insurer after his life-altering stroke, branding its refusal to pay out “unethical”.
Mark Wardell, 50, was an organist at Chichester Cathedral for 12 years before becoming director of music at Barrow Hill, a prep school in Surrey. A distinguished player, he has performed at Westminster Abbey and toured from America to Africa.
Mr Wardell’s career was cut short in 2018 when he had a stroke. He now has paralysis of his right side, memory problems and aphasia, which affects his speech.
Nicola Wardell, 46, his sister, said: “From the age of eight, talent has defined Mark. He has only ever earned money through music….
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