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Drummer Johnny Elichaoff, known as Johnny Toobad during a stint with King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 55.
Elichaoff fell from the top of a shopping center in Bayswater, west of London, the same ledge he’d been talked down from two weeks ago, according to the Telegraph. Elichaoff had apparently closed a number of business interests in the period leading up to his death, the Sun says in a separate report.
Elichaoff worked with Fripp in a turn-of-the-’80s group called the League of Gentlemen, along with XTC‘s Barry Andrews and Sara Lee, later a touring musician with the B-52′s. The band played some 77 gigs in 1980 and released one studio album in 1981, though by then Elichaoff had been replaced. He was part of Stark Naked and the Car Thieves, and opened for Siouxsie Sioux and U2, before becoming a band manager where he oversaw the career of Tears for Fears.
Elichaoff battled an addiction to pain killers in the wake of a serious motorcycle accident in 2006, and divorced his wife Trinny Woodall — host of Britain’s ‘What Not to Wear’ — in 2009, after 10 years of marriage. A small card was found at the scene of Elichaoff’s death, according to the Daily Mail, which read: “Miss you always, T.”


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Trinny Woodall's ex-husband Johnny Elichaoff dies aged 55

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Tributes were this afternoon left at the department store from which Trinny Woodall's former husband Johnny Elichaoff fell to his death on Wednesday.

Among floral arrangements and photographs of the musician was a small white card believed to have been left by his estranged wife, reading: 'Miss you always, T'.

It was accompanied by a picture of the 55-year-old with the former couple's 11-year-old daughter, Lyla.

Another photograph of Mr Elichaoff and his son from a previous marriage was also left among tributes.

Mr Elichaoff was pronounced dead at Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, west London, on Wednesday at 9.30am.

Scotland Yard confirmed the 55-year-old's death was not being treated as suspicious.

Ms Woodall, who is dating Nigella Lawson's former husband Charles Saatchi, was said to be devastated by his death.

The former couple battled drugs and alcohol addiction throughout their marriage and remained friends after their split in 2009.

Mr Elichaoff regularly featured on the Channel 4 programme Four Rooms. In the series, members of the public pitch weird and

wonderful objects to professional dealers. Mr Elichaoff was one of the dealers on the programme.

Westminster Coroner's Court in London confirmed they may open an inquest next week.

A Met Police spokesman said: 'Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene. The man, believed aged 55, died from his injuries at the scene.

'Next of kin have been informed. At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious'.

Alex Fakhre, 25, who witnessed the fall, told the Evening Standard: 'I was coming back from my girlfriend's and the road was all blocked off. The police said a guy had fallen from the car park (roof). He looked in a pretty bad way.'

A source told The Sun Miss Woodall, 50, was 'grief-stricken' by the loss of her former partner.

Her ex-husband's family are also too upset to speak.

The pair married in Knightsbridge in 1999 at St Columba's church where Miss Woodall was christened, her parents had married and her grandfather was buried.

Trinny's wedding dress was made by designer Elspeth Gibson, but she created the designs for her bridesmaids' dresses, while their shoes were made by Christian Louboutin and differed according to the shape of the bridesmaids' ankles.

Back in 1982, it was Johnny who first found fame, as a madcap rock drummer who toured the world supporting U2 and Siouxsie Sioux.

Nicknamed Johnny Too Bad, he played in a Seventies band called Stark Naked And The Car Thieves before defecting to the equally bizarrely named Baby And The Black Spots and then playing in guitarist Robert Fripp's League Of Gentlemen.

His musical career was interrupted by a two-year spell in the Army in 1984, and he went on to help manage rock bands Tears For Fears and Fairground Attraction.

But the musician changed his career to become a financial adviser.

However, he developed an addiction to prescription painkillers in 2006 when he had 20 operations after breaking his leg in a motorbike accident.

He was then treated in a Californian rehab clinic in October that year.

Following their split in 2009, the couple remained on good terms. They would regular dine out together with their daughter Lyla.

Friends said the marriage had broken down partly because of Miss Woodall's busy work schedule but his dependence on painkillers proved a strain.

Mr Elichaoff suffered from an addiction to prescription painkillers. Miss Woodall also had her own battle with substance and alcohol abuse. The couple have both spoken openly about their issues.

A friend said Trinny felt 'let down' that he did not make the same inroads she did.

He said of his wife before their divorce: 'Trinny comes across as cold and aloof, but in fact she is the kindest woman I have ever met. She has a heart of gold. The steeliness people see in her is really a cover for her chronic shyness, believe me.'

Last year, during talk hosted by The Spectator magazine, Miss Woodall talked publicly about her battle with cocaine and alcohol.

She said: 'I'm Trinny, I'm an alcoholic and I'm an addict. When asked whether addiction is a disease, I didn't have to think twice. Knowing that I have a disease is how I manage to have a healthy life today.'

Trinny's work parter Susannah - married to Danish entrepreneur Sten Bertelsen and the mother of their three children - fell into motherhood effortlessly.

But Trinny was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes and endured nine rounds of IVF and two miscarriages before she conceived.

This was said to have put pressure on her marriage to Elichaoff.

She said at the time: 'It is stressful having IVF. I'm a hormonal cow for a month, but luckily my husband is very patient.'

When she finally became pregnant she spoke glowingly of Johnny. 'I still feel a sexy woman, which is important,' she said.

'Some husbands are very funny about their wives when they're pregnant and go off them sexually, but my husband never puts me down. I'll say, 'I hate my thick legs,' and he'll say, 'Trinny, you can cover them - and your t*** look fab.' He always makes me feel great.'

Of all the storms they weathered, it was said Trinny's struggle to become pregnant was the toughest.

Miss Woodall began a relationship with Charles Saatchi, 71, in the summer of 2012, eight weeks after he split from his former wife, Nigella.

The couple's 10-year marriage ended after Mr Saatchi was photographed clutching the celebrity chef's neck outside Mayfair restaurant, Scott's - one of the art dealer's favourite haunts.

This summer, less than 12 months after the incident, Miss Woodall was pictured with Mr Saatchi sobbing at a table outside the same restaurant.

Confirming Mr Elichaoff's death last night, a Channel 4 spokesman said: 'Our thoughts are with his friends and family'.

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How Trinny Woodall's ex-husband was talked down from same ledge he fell from two weeks before he died after shutting down businesses
Trinny Woodall's ex-husband Johnny Elichaoff has died aged just 55
Businessman had been 'talked down' from roof weeks ago, it was claimed
Small card left near scene of his death which read: 'Miss you always, T'
Scotland Yard said he fell from roof of London car park on Wednesday
Drummer is also the father of Miss Woodall's 11-year-old daughter, Lyla
Fashion expert was married to the former musician for 10 years until 2009
Miss Woodall is said to be devastated by Mr Elichaoff's death
Inquest may open next week after his death in Bayswater, west London
By EMILY KENT SMITH FOR THE DAILY MAIL and MARTIN ROBINSON and JENNIFER SMITH FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 20:32 EST, 13 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:10 EST, 15 November 2014


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Trinny Woodall's former husband Johnny Elichaoff was talked down from the same ledge from which he fell to his death on Wednesday weeks ago, it has been claimed.
The 55-year-old was pronounced dead near Whiteley's shopping centre in Bayswater, west London, on Wednesday morning, where is thought to have fallen from the roof of a building.
Mr Elichaoff, a drummer and antiques dealer, had reportedly shut down some of his businesses in the weeks before his death.
Johnny Elichaoff, the former husband of Trinny Woodall, was pronounced dead after falling from the roof of a building in Bayswater, west London
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Johnny Elichaoff, the former husband of Trinny Woodall, was pronounced dead after falling from the roof of a building in Bayswater, west London
Two weeks ago he was 'talked down' from the roof of a multi-storey car park by police, the Telegraph reports.
'Around two weeks ago the same guy was talked down from up there,' Yousef Long told the newspaper.
'​That car park has been unsafe for years though, the fence is only three feet high,' he added.
The man, who became a financial adviser after a career in music, had 'shut down' some of his businesses in the weeks before his death, the Sun claims.
Tributes were this afternoon left at the shopping centre where Mr Elichaoff was pronounced dead.
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Among floral arrangements and photographs of the musician was a small white card believed to have been left by his estranged wife, reading: 'Miss you always, T'.
It was accompanied by a picture of the 55-year-old with the former couple's 11-year-old daughter, Lyla.
Another photograph of Mr Elichaoff and his son from a previous marriage was also left among tributes.
Scotland Yard confirmed the 55-year-old's death was not being treated as suspicious.
Ms Woodall, who is dating Nigella Lawson's former husband Charles Saatchi, was said to be devastated by his death.
The former couple battled drugs and alcohol addiction throughout their marriage and remained friends after their split in 2009.
Mr Elichaoff regularly featured on the Channel 4 programme Four Rooms. In the series, members of the public pitch weird and wonderful objects to professional dealers. Mr Elichaoff was one of the dealers on the programme.
Westminster Coroner's Court in London confirmed they may open an inquest next week.
Trinny Woodall is thought to have left a tribute to her former husband at the department store from which he fell to his death on Wednesday, writing: 'Miss you always, T'
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Trinny Woodall is thought to have left a tribute to her former husband at the department store from which he fell to his death on Wednesday, writing: 'Miss you always, T'
Flowers, photographs and a candle were scattered on the corner of the Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, west London
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Flowers, photographs and a candle were scattered on the corner of the Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, west London
A tribute left by friends today. Mr Elichaoff was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday morning
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A tribute left by friends today. Mr Elichaoff was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday morning
Sudden death: Trinny Woodall's ex-husband Johnny Elichaoff has died aged just 55 after he fell from the roof of a London shopping centre
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Sudden death: Trinny Woodall's ex-husband Johnny Elichaoff has died aged just 55 after he fell from the roof of a London shopping centre
A Met Police spokesman said: 'Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene. The man, believed aged 55, died from his injuries at the scene.
'Next of kin have been informed. At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious'.
Alex Fakhre, 25, who witnessed the fall, told the Evening Standard: 'I was coming back from my girlfriend’s and the road was all blocked off. The police said a guy had fallen from the car park (roof). He looked in a pretty bad way.'
A source told The Sun Miss Woodall, 50, was 'grief-stricken' by the loss of her former partner.
Her ex-husband's family are also too upset to speak.
The pair married in Knightsbridge in 1999 at St Columba's church where Miss Woodall was christened, her parents had married and her grandfather was buried.
Couple: Miss Woodall and Mr Elichaoff were married for 10 years and have an 11-year-old daughter together
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Couple: Miss Woodall and Mr Elichaoff were married for 10 years and have an 11-year-old daughter together
Trinny's wedding dress was made by designer Elspeth Gibson, but she created the designs for her bridesmaids' dresses, while their shoes were made by Christian Louboutin and differed according to the shape of the bridesmaids' ankles.
Back in 1982, it was Johnny who first found fame, as a madcap rock drummer who toured the world supporting U2 and Siouxsie Sioux.
Nicknamed Johnny Too Bad, he played in a Seventies band called Stark Naked And The Car Thieves before defecting to the equally bizarrely named Baby And The Black Spots and then playing in guitarist Robert Fripp's League Of Gentlemen.
His musical career was interrupted by a two-year spell in the Army in 1984, and he went on to help manage rock bands Tears For Fears and Fairground Attraction.
But the musician changed his career to become a financial adviser.
However, he developed an addiction to prescription painkillers in 2006 when he had 20 operations after breaking his leg in a motorbike accident.
He was then treated in a Californian rehab clinic in October that year.
Investigation: Police said they were called to Whiteleys Shopping Centre, in Bayswater, London, but said the death was not suspicious
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Investigation: Police said they were called to Whiteleys Shopping Centre, in Bayswater, London, but said the death was not suspicious
New love: Miss Woodall, famous for presenting What Not To Wear, is now dating Nigella Lawson's ex Charles Saatchi
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New love: Miss Woodall, famous for presenting What Not To Wear, is now dating Nigella Lawson's ex Charles Saatchi
Trinny Woodall most recent photo shoot back in August

Following their split in 2009, the couple remained on good terms. They would regular dine out together with their daughter Lyla.
Friends said the marriage had broken down partly because of Miss Woodall's busy work schedule but his dependence on painkillers proved a strain.
Mr Elichaoff suffered from an addiction to prescription painkillers. Miss Woodall also had her own battle with substance and alcohol abuse. The couple have both spoken openly about their issues.
A friend said Trinny felt 'let down' that he did not make the same inroads she did.
He said of his wife before their divorce: 'Trinny comes across as cold and aloof, but in fact she is the kindest woman I have ever met. She has a heart of gold. The steeliness people see in her is really a cover for her chronic shyness, believe me.'
Last year, during talk hosted by The Spectator magazine, Miss Woodall talked publicly about her battle with cocaine and alcohol.
She said: 'I'm Trinny, I'm an alcoholic and I'm an addict. When asked whether addiction is a disease, I didn't have to think twice. Knowing that I have a disease is how I manage to have a healthy life today.'
Fame: Mr Elichaoff (right) made regular appearances on Channel 4 programme Four Rooms
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Fame: Mr Elichaoff (right) made regular appearances on Channel 4 programme Four Rooms
Heritage: Johnny Elichaoff with Trinny Woodall, Perla Ferrar, and guitarist Slash in 2007. Mr Elichaoff was a drummer with various bands and also managed Tears for Fears
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Heritage: Johnny Elichaoff with Trinny Woodall, Perla Ferrar, and guitarist Slash in 2007. Mr Elichaoff was a drummer with various bands and also managed Tears for Fears
Trinny's work parter Susannah - married to Danish entrepreneur Sten Bertelsen and the mother of their three children – fell into motherhood effortlessly.
But Trinny was diagnosed with blocked fallopian tubes and endured nine rounds of IVF and two miscarriages before she conceived.

Tribute: Trinny's ex-husband said of her: 'She is the kindest woman I have ever met. She has a heart of gold'
This was said to have put pressure on her marriage to Elichaoff.
She said at the time: 'It is stressful having IVF. I'm a hormonal cow for a month, but luckily my husband is very patient.'
When she finally became pregnant she spoke glowingly of Johnny. 'I still feel a sexy woman, which is important,' she said.
'Some husbands are very funny about their wives when they're pregnant and go off them sexually, but my husband never puts me down. I'll say, 'I hate my thick legs,' and he'll say, 'Trinny, you can cover them – and your t*** look fab.' He always makes me feel great.'
Of all the storms they weathered, it was said Trinny’s struggle to become pregnant was the toughest.
Miss Woodall began a relationship with Charles Saatchi, 71, in the summer of 2012, eight weeks after he split from his former wife, Nigella.
The couple's 10-year marriage ended after Mr Saatchi was photographed clutching the celebrity chef's neck outside Mayfair restaurant, Scott's – one of the art dealer's favourite haunts.
This summer, less than 12 months after the incident, Miss Woodall was pictured with Mr Saatchi sobbing at a table outside the same restaurant.
Confirming Mr Elichaoff's death last night, a Channel 4 spokesman said: 'Our thoughts are with his friends and family'.
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Television fashion guru Trinny Woodall is mourning the sudden loss of her ex-husband Johnny Elichaoff who died aged 55.

The What Not To Wear host, 50, was said by a friend to have been "grief-stricken" with the news, as reported by Mail Online, however the details surrounding his death have not yet been made public.

Mr Elichaoff, a former drummer and wheeler dealer on Channel 4 show Four Rooms, remained close to Ms Woodall - who is now in a relationship with Charles Saatchi - and their daughter Lyla, 11, after an amicable divorce in 2009.

A Channel 4 spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with his friends and family."
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Television fashion guru Trinny Woodall is mourning the sudden loss of her ex-husband Johnny Elichaoff who died aged 55.

The What Not To Wear host, 50, was said by a friend to have been "grief-stricken" with the news, as reported by Mail Online, however the details surrounding his death have not yet been made public.

Mr Elichaoff, a former drummer and wheeler dealer on Channel 4 show Four Rooms, remained close to Ms Woodall - who is now in a relationship with Charles Saatchi - and their daughter Lyla, 11, after an amicable divorce in 2009.

A Channel 4 spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with his friends and family."

Mr Elichaoff, who also has a son called Zak from a previous relationship, was pictured with his daughter and Ms Woodall enjoying a lunch on Portobello Road as recently as April this year.

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The two were married in Knightsbridge church St Columba's in 1999, which was the venue of her parents' wedding, her own christening and the burial place of her grandfather.

Mr Elichaoff found fame as a musician in 1982 as a rock drummer - also known as Johnny Toobad - who toured with the band League of Gentlemen and supporting U2 and Siouxsie Sioux after playing in his own group Baby and the Blackspots.

His musical career was interrupted  in 1984 by a two-year stint in the Israeli army and a job with stockbrokers Bailey Shatkin before moving into rock music management and later becoming a life insurance and inheritance tax advisor.

Mr Elichaoff openly spoke about his addiction to prescription painkillers following 20 operations on his broken leg after a motorbike accident in 2006, before being treated in a US rehab clinic in October that year.

After their divorce, Mr Elichaoff said: "Trinny comes across as cold and aloof, but in fact she is the kindest woman I have ever met.

"She has a heart of gold. The steeliness people see in her is really a cover for her chronic shyness, believe me."

She began a relationship with advertising businessman and art collector Charles Saatchi, 71, in 2012 after he split from television chef and writer Ms Lawson.
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