Vyvyan Ayrs is famous British composer of Edwardian Times. We meet him in Cloud Atlas at the end of his life, where he is living with his family as a reclusive and aging man.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica (that is to say, in the fictional world of David Mitchell), Vyvyans Ayrs was born in Yorkshire in 1870
He died of syphillis in 1932 in Neerbeke in Belgium.
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