Roger Whittaker has passed away.
The British singer, best known for his 1975 pop hit “The Last Farewell,” died at the age of 87 on September 13 in Toulouse, France, after battling a long illness.
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A statement from the Whittaker family and Sony Music posted on Roger’s official website announced the news of the singer’s death, saying he died “peacefully in the presence of his family.”
“Roger was an iconic artist, a wonderful husband and father. “He touched many hearts with his music during his lifetime and he will always live on in our memories,” the joint statement continued. “Roger will be greatly missed, his legacy will live forever in our hearts and in his art.”
We send our thoughts to Roger Whittaker’s family during this difficult time.
Sadly, other beloved stars will be lost in 2023.