The angel – Scottish pop singer Les McCain, who was the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, has passed away, his family confirmed on Thursday. He Was 65.
The news of the singer’s death was announced on his official social media accounts.
Les McCain, of the Bay City Rollers, performs on stage on 14 December 2016 at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London. (Photo by Dick Bernert / Readfrans)
“It is very sad that we announce the death of my beloved husband and father, Leslie Richard McKown,” the family statement said. “Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday 20 April 2021. We are currently arranging for her funeral and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss. Thank you.”
McCain achieved stardom as a frontman for the Bay City Rollers in 1970, including “Goodbye, Goodbye, Baby”, “You Make Me Believe in Magic” and “Get a Little Love”.
While McCain left the group in 1978, he toured with his former bandmates in recent years.
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The band also released a statement on their social media account.
“We are saddened by the news of Leslie McCain’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Peaco and his son Zubi, his family and friends. Rest in Peace, Leslie,” read the statement.
The reason for his death was not immediately clear.
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In September 2020, Bay City Rollers bassist Ian Mitchell died at the age of 62.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Ian Mitchell’s death,” the band wrote in a post shared on their official Facebook page on Tuesday with a black-and-white photograph of a young Michelle. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Wendy, his family and friends. The rest in peace, Ian.”
According to Fox News, Reps confirmed for the band that Mitchell had died within the first two days of the month, which was “a brief battle with tooth cancer”.