Known professionally as Wobbly Bob, he was a gifted artist and musician, the guitarist, singer and co-founder with Pete Bennett of a band called Daddy Fantastic, and creator of the cartoon character of that name. Here is the cover page of one of his comic books.
I and all my family were very fond of him; we admired his gentleness, his good humour, his inability to bear a grudge and his total lack of malice or anger.
I have never met anyone else quite like him. He was much loved and we shall all miss him.
On 6th January in Brighton, over two hundred of Robert's friends joined his family for a last gig.