Scottish tenor and 1966 UK Eurovision representative, Kenneth McKellar, died aged 82 at his daughter's house, in Lake Tahoe (United States). Only a week before, the singer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
McKellar's daughter Jane declared: "It was very, very sudden and very fast, so it came as quite a shock to all of us. But he kept very, very spirited and funny and warm right through to the end, so that was a blessing. I hope people will remember him for the breadth of the music he made. He also had a great sense of humour".
Kenneth McKellar was known from the numerous recordings of Scottish songs he made, especially those of Robert Burns, as well as appearances in musicals, tv shows and radio. He also represented the United Kingdom back in 1966, placing 9th with the song A man without love.
"No-one is irreplaceable but it is unlikely that there will ever be another Kenneth McKellar", a family spokesperson said.
May his soul rest in peace.
You can watch Kenneth McKellar's performance at the 1966 Eurovision Song contest below: