The musician, actual title Geoffrey Bettes, had spent the previous three weeks in hospital after struggling a fall at his dwelling. The star, who lived alone, wasn’t discovered till hours after the autumn. Former Showaddywaddy singer Dave, 66, informed Leicestershire Stay: “We have been nonetheless extraordinarily shut. I’m completely gutted and completely heartbroken.

“I’m feeling a bit of woeful, it’s very unhappy.

“I’ve knowledgeable a lot of the different band members, who’re all extraordinarily upset,” he continued.

Dave additionally informed the publication Al had beforehand suffered with most cancers a number of instances.

“His physique wasn’t able to preserving him ticking alongside,” he mentioned.

Dave mentioned he visited Al twice whereas he was in hospital and that, on the second event, the bassist requested if he would converse at his funeral.

Al is father to 2 daughters and one son and his daughter Joanne was with him when he died.

Al and Dave based Showaddywaddy in 1973 and the band went on to launch hits akin to Beneath The Moon of Love and Three Steps To Heaven.

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