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Friday 9 December 2016

Hot Chocolate legend Errol Brown passes away

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Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown
Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown

TRIBUTES have poured in for Hot Chocolate legend Errol Brown who passed away after a battle with liver cancer.

The singer performed one of his last shows in Dublin's Vicar Street just last Sunday.

His manager Phil Dale said that Brown (71) died at home in the Bahamas.

Brown, who is survived by his wife Ginette and two daughters Colette and Leonie, was famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss.

Hot Chocolate, who formed in Brixton, London, had fans in high places and in 1981 they played at a pre-wedding party in Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

Chic frontman Nile Rodgers was among those to offer condolences.

"We had some good times back in the day," he said.

Brown's manager Dale said that he had lost a friend. "His greatest legacy is that his music will live on," he added.

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