Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Summer season photocall at North Pier theatre.'Alvin Stardust. PIC BY ROB LOCK.

Summer season photocall at North Pier theatre.'Alvin Stardust. PIC BY ROB LOCK.

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Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager has confirmed.

He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him.

Alvin Stardust has died at 72

Alvin Stardust has died at 72

The singer – real name Bernard Jewry – started out in the music business in the 1960s but became a huge star on the back of the 1970s glam rock craze scoring hits with tracks including My Coo Ca Choo and Jealous Mind.

He had played shows at Blackpool’s Sands Venue and in Fleetwood in recent years.