Renowned Canadian conductor Boris Brott killed in hit and run in Hamilton

He will be sorely missed by all who appreciated his unsurpassed talent,' says Brott Music Festival

Brott, a renowned conductor and motivational speaker with deep ties to Hamilton, was 78.

Reaction and tributes to Brott's death began pouring in soon after news of his death.

"I'm so very sorry to hear about the tragic passing of Boris Brott. He was a great musical ambassador for the City of Hamilton

Absolutely shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Boris Brott. His was a Canadian treasure and his visionary,

But Boris was more than just a master of music. He was a man of many languages, speaking English, French, Italian, Spanish and a bit of German