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Music lover Brown dies, aged 86

Molly Brown, a music lover who provided a haven for local artists with her late husband, Hubert Brown, has died at the age of 86.

The couple gave Bermuda two “institutions”, former MP Dale Butler said: Hubie's Bar, and the popular Fish Hut on Court Street.

Mr Butler added: “They were both hardworking, dedicated and committed working-class people who were humble and unassuming about their contributions through their jazz club and famous eatery.”

Mrs Brown's love of live music made her a familiar figure to local artists — and the bar's contribution to the island's social scene was captured in Mr Butler's documentary Chilled and Shaken.

She was honoured with a special showing of the film earlier this year, which proved a reunion for patrons and entertainers.

Calling her “an inspiration”, Mr Butler said: “She was one of the group of female entrepreneurs like Maria Benn, June Augustus, Olive Trott and others who created a legacy of kindness and giving.”

Mrs Brown's love of dancing continued “even with her walking stick”, he said.

Her funeral will be held today at St John's Church in Pembroke.

Molly Brown alongside musician Edwin 'Doc' Simons (Photograph supplied)

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Published November 17, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 17, 2017 at 1:00 am)

Music lover Brown dies, aged 86

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