Glam Rock Star Alvin Stardust Dies Aged 72
The singer and actor's manager confirmed that he died this morning (October 23) after a short illness...
Singer and actor Alvin Stardust has passed away at the age of 72.
He had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and died at home with his wife, Julie, and family around him, his manager said.
Stardust's career hit the big time in 1973 with chart-topping hits 'My Coo Ca Choo' and 'Jealous Mind'.
The former glam rock star announced just this month that he planned to release his first studio album in 30 years on 3 November.
"The chance came out of the blue. We got together for a one-off try at writing something. I was blown away with the result," Stardust said.
"Rich [Scott] and Scott [Ralph] are so very clever in both writing and the production. It was a no brainer that I should grab on to these great musos and crack on with more stuff."
He added: "They have brought out a completely hidden side of me and I love the darker, swampy blues edge that we have found. It's an exciting time.
"Who knows where it will lead? But it's the best time I've had in years and it's all for real."