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Wayne Fontana, lead singer for The Mindbenders, has died at Stepping Hill hospital in Stockport his family have confirmed. The singer was perhaps best known for the song Game of Love, and the news has devastated fans.
A family representative confirmed the news of his death on Thursday, August 6.
Diane Hinds of the entertainment agency Chimes Int’l wrote on social media: “On behalf of the family of Wayne Fontana regret to announce he passed away this afternoon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.
“His long term partner was by his side.
“Known for his 1965 hit Game of Love. Family asks for privacy at this time.”
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How did Wayne Fontana die?
No cause of death has yet been revealed, Express.co.uk will update this page when more information is available.
Fans and friends have been quick to pay tribute to the musician.
Radio DJ Tony Blackburn wrote: “So sorry to hear about the passing of great 60’s icon Wayne Fontana yesterday.
“He was a lovely guy and gave us some great songs.
“As Sounds Of The Sixties has been recorded already for tomorrow we will do a tribute on Saturday week’s show. R.I.P. Wayne.”
A fan wrote: “Just heard the news we have lost another great performer in Wayne Fontana.
“I loved having him on the 60s Gold tours. Always friendly and up for a chat R.I.P Wayne.”
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