Popular British Actor and singer, Kenny Lynch has died at the age of 81, his family announced on Wednesday 18th December 2019 on their social media handle.
The sad news of the man who was well known for his song ‘Up On The Roof’, was shared by his children, who shared a message along with some family photos on Twitter.
The message shared by the family honouring their father reads: “Saddened to share this news with you all. Sadly our dad passed away in the early hours this morning. He will be remembered & missed by many. We would like to say a massive thank you to the NHS & the people at Sue Ryder for all their support. Bye Dad, we will love you always!”
Kenny Lynch had two Top 10 hits in the 1960s, toured with the Beatles, wrote songs for the Small Faces and appeared on Celebrity Squares and other TV shows.
His songs Up on the Roof and You Can Never Stop Me Loving You reached number 10 in 1962 and 1963 respectively.
Born in east London in 1938, Lynch was one of the few black British pop singers to find fame in the early 1960s.
Kenny Lynch was the first artist to cover a Beatles song when he released a version of Lennon and McCartney composition Misery in 1963.
A decade later, he was one of the celebrities to appear with Paul and Linda McCartney on the sleeve of the Wings album Band on the Run.