Cellist Lloyd Webber to be father again at 60

Tue Jan 4, 2011 6:52am EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber will become a father for the second time later this year at the age of 60, his publicist said on Tuesday.

Lloyd Webber's wife, fellow cellist Jiaxin Cheng whom he married in 2009, is expecting their baby in June, two months after his 60th birthday.

"We are both so happy -- it will be the best birthday present in the world," Lloyd Webber, brother of composer Andrew, said in a statement.

The award-winning cellist, who has collaborated with the likes of Yehudi Menuhin, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Solti, also became the first official busker on London's underground railway system in 2001.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)