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Sir Malcolm Sargent: 15 facts about the great conductor
15. Final years
By the mid-1960s, Sir Malcolm's health began to deteriorate. He underwent surgery in July 1967 for pancreatic cancer but made an appearance at the end of the Last Night of the Proms in September that year, handing over the baton to his successor, Colin Davis. He died two weeks later, at the age of 72.