A man who mixed with the stars and ran nightclubs for decades died of a massive stroke as he cycled in the Dales.
Leeds hairdresser Howard Silverman, a close friend for more than half-a-century, said:
“I have been a friend of his for 50 years and I don’t know of any relatives.”
Mr Peace, who lived in Bramhope, was 78 when he fell from his bike as he cycled on the B6160 Bolton Abbey to Burnsall road two weeks ago. He died in the Leeds General Infirmary the following day.
Mr Silverman said: “We thought at first he had had an accident, but by talking to the coroner we found out he was cycling and had had a massive stroke. That’s what killed him.”
He said his friend was a very fit man, and a lifelong cyclist, who used to joke when his time was up he wanted to simply fall off his bike in the Dales.
“It is incredible he got what he wanted,” he said.
“It’s very strange but only recently we were up on the same road where it happened and he said if he had to die he could not think of a better place.”