GAME of Love singer Wayne Fontana has died aged 74 along with his associate by his aspect.
The Mindbenders musician handed away at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.
A consultant for his household stated: “On behalf of the household of Wayne Fontana remorse to announce he handed away this afternoon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.
“His long run associate was by his aspect. Recognized for his 1965 hit Recreation of Love. Household asks for privateness right now.”
The musician, who was born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis, rose to fame with The Mindbenders within the 1960s.
Fontana reportedly took his stage title from Elvis Presley’s drummer, DJ Fontana.
The group – which included Wayne, Bob Lang, Ric Rothwell, and Eric Stewart – grew to become greatest identified for his or her hit The Recreation of Love.
After Fontana left the group in 1965, The Mindbenders recorded their greatest hit, Groovy Form Of Love.
Wayne pursued a solo music profession occurring to provide the tune Pamela Pamela which got here 11th in UK charts in 1967.
Within the 1970s, Wayne then reunited with former bandmate Eric Stewart.
Tributes have now flooded in for the icon.
One wrote: “RIP Wayne Fontana .. such a personality & nonetheless had such an important voice. Will likely be sadly missed on the 60s circuit.”
One other added: “So sorry to listen to concerning the passing of nice 60’s icon Wayne Fontana yesterday.He was a stunning man and gave us some nice songs”.
A 3rd wrote on Twitter: “Very unhappy to listen to of the demise as we speak of 60’s legend Wayne Fontana on the age of 74.”
In 2007 he appeared in courtroom dressed because the Previous Bailey’s Girl Justice – the place he admitted setting fireplace to a debt collector’s automobile.