Rich Phillips Obituary, Death Cause – Dick, my brother Richard Phillips, passed away at the age of 56. He was known as “Dick.” In spite of the fact that disease marked a significant portion of his life, he lived with drive, humor, and cheer, exploring a broad variety of places, and seeking out whatever pleasures he could. Dick was the son of Nigel, who worked as a lecturer at Soas, and Hazel (née Chesterman), who worked as a nursery school teacher. Dick was born in London. He received his education at University College school in Hampstead, and then went on to get a scholarship to study classics at Cambridge.
When Dick was in his 20s, he was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and when he was in his 30s, he was given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). The story of his life was never going to include him attaining success in the outside world. Despite this, he kept busy by working as a tennis coach, a dispatch rider, and a carpenter whenever he could. In addition to that, he crafted a number of pieces of furniture for his family members, one of which was an impressive treehouse.
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) continued to worsen over time, including urinary tract infections, reduced renal function, poor vision, wasting legs that he could no longer feel, and a developing inability to swallow and, ultimately, to speak. Because of his schizophrenia, he was prescribed powerful sedatives, which clouded his mind. In spite of this, the things that he cherished the most in life were things like music (particularly funk and R&B), cuisine (particularly Chinese crispy duck), stylish clothing and haircuts, and tobacco (Cutters Choice). He delighted in chatting with his relatives, caregivers, and anyone else who was willing to listen to him out.