The leader singer of the band Hot Chocolate, Errol Brown, has died at the age of 71.
It is reported Brown had been suffering from liver cancer.
Hot Chocolate was known for hits such as “Emma”, “You Sexy Thing”, “Love is Life and “It started with a kiss”.
The singer passed away at his home in The Bahamas.
He is survived by his wife Ginette and daughters Colette and Leonie.
Brown was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth in 2003.
Happy days with the gorgeous Errol Brown pic.twitter.com/VTmyQfz6ZN— Kim Wilde (@kimwilde) May 6, 2015
sad news about the mighty errol brown. love this from hot chocolate. Brother Louie https://t.co/duaJstsVfJ— Simon Hattenstone (@shattenstone) May 6, 2015
To all the candidates tomorrow. RIP Errol Brown. https://t.co/r7dh1CgHKx— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) May 6, 2015