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Chris Brookes notice of passing

Chris Brookes notice of passing We are deeply saddened to share the news that Newfoundland storyteller Chris Brookes passed away at age 79. Chris was involved with SC-CC for many years, and most recently recorded the work of Anita Best for StorySave's 2023 album. Chris will be dearly missed. 

Chris Brookes, a founding pillar of theatre in Newfoundland and Labrador, author, broadcaster and storyteller known around the world for his audio documentaries, has died as a result of what his family is calling a tragic accident.

Brookes's professional work took him around the world, beginning engineering studies at Memorial University before pursuing theatre at Yale University and the University of Michigan.

He made radio documentaries as early as the 1990s, which included work with the CBC in Newfoundland and Labrador, and did much of his later work at Battery Radio — an independent company that creates broadcast documentaries and sound design.

He was known for his storytelling ability and creativity, being a key part of several recent podcasting projects around St. John's. He received the Order of Canada for his contributions to Newfoundland culture in 2000, and an honourary doctorate from Memorial in 2007.

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