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Eurovision star Colin Gibb dies aged 70 just days after announcing retirement: Black Lace singer’s wife Sue Kelly pays heartfelt tribute after sharing tragic news


Eurovision star Colin Gibb has died at the age of 70.

The Black Lace singer tragically died on Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement to his fans.

His devastated wife Sue Kelly paid heartfelt tribute to her beloved husband as she shared the news with fans.

Sue said Colin was «so happy and looking forward to his new life» as they were due to fly to Spain on Thursday to retire together.

She wrote on Facebook: “I love you Colin, I spent 22 years living my dream in Agadoo, we were supposed to leave for Spain on Thursday, you were so happy, so looking forward to our new life, now you are gone. Like we said, I always love you forever.”

Eurovision star Colin Gibb has died aged 70 just days after announcing his retirement – his wife Sue Kelly (pictured) paid a heartfelt tribute after sharing the tragic news with fans.

Colin was the longest-serving member of Black Lace, who were famous for their hits Agadoo and Do the Conga (Colin pictured with bandmates Alan Barton, Steve Scholey and Nigel Scott in 1979).

Colin was the longest-serving member of Black Lace, who were famous for their hits Agadoo and Do the Conga (Colin pictured with bandmates Alan Barton, Steve Scholey and Nigel Scott in 1979).

While Colin has remained with the band for many decades, Black Lace have undergone a number of line-up changes over the years.

The group is known for Colin playing alongside bandmates Alan Barton, Steve Scholey and Nigel Scott.

Black Lace led tributes to their ‘great friend’ after wife Sue announced his passing, sharing a heartfelt message on the band’s official Facebook page.

It read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our great friend Colin Gibb.

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Colin was one of the founding members of Black Lace along with Alan Barton and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

«We would like to send all our love and support to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.»

Colin was the longest serving member of Black Lace, who were famous for their hits Agadoo and Do the Conga.

Agadoo reached number two in the charts in 1984, a dubious honor achieved by triumphing in a poll for the respected music magazine Q.

Black Lace enjoyed a string of novelty hits in the 1980s, but the duo were unable to match the success of the track, which stayed in the UK top 75 for a whopping 30 weeks.

Agadoo, which was accompanied by a silly dance, was beaten off the top spot only by George Michael’s Careless Whisper.

Alan – who was killed in a bus crash in 1995 – once said of the song: ‘It was a good party song, I’m not going to knock it.’

Sue said Colin was

Sue said Colin was «so happy and looking forward to his new life» as they were due to fly to Spain on Thursday to retire together.

She wrote on Facebook: “I love you Colin, I spent 22 years living my dream in Agadoo, we were supposed to leave for Spain on Thursday, you were so happy, so looking forward to our new life, now you are gone.  Like we said, I always love you forever.”

She wrote on Facebook: “I love you Colin, I spent 22 years living my dream in Agadoo, we were supposed to leave for Spain on Thursday, you were so happy, so looking forward to our new life, now you are gone. Like we said, I always love you forever.’



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