ANDREW Lloyd Webber has dedicated his final performance of Phantom of the Opera to his late son, who sadly died in Basingstoke earlier this year. 

On March 26, Andrew announced that his eldest son Nicolas had died surrounded by his family at Basingstoke hospital.

Composer Andrew dedicated his final performance of Phantom of the Opera on Sunday, April 16 to his late son who died at age 43 from gastric cancer. 

It was his longest-running show on Broadway, with 35 years and almost 14,000 performances. 

According to Deadline, he told the audience: "I hope you won't mind if I dedicate this performance to my son, Nick.”

Turning to his ex-wife Sarah Brightman, who originated the role of Christine in the musical, Andrew continued: “When Nick was a little boy, he heard some of this music."

Sarah added: “Yes, he did. When Andrew was writing it, he was right there. So his soul is with us. Nick, we love you very much.”

Nicholas was also a talented composer and had previously received a Grammy nomination with his father for Best Musical Theatre Album for their work on Bad Cinderella.