The Specials announce death of lead singer Terry Hall aged 63

The Specials’ lead singer Terry Hall has died aged 63, his bandmates have confirmed.

The group announced his death in a statement shared on social media.

‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, following a brief illness, of Terry, our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists this country has ever produced,’ they tweeted.

‘Terry was a wonderful husband and father and one of the kindest, funniest, and most genuine of souls. His music and his performances encapsulated the very essence of life… the joy, the pain, the humour, the fight for justice, but mostly the love.’

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