John Miles, singer of 'Music', has died aged 72

6 December 2021, 15:26

John Miles, singer of 'Music' has died aged 72
John Miles, singer of 'Music' has died aged 72. Picture: Getty / Alamy

By Tom Eames

John Miles has reportedly passed away at the age of 72.

Singer of 'Music' John Miles has reportedly died aged 72.

His family posted a tribute on his official Facebook page today (December 6).

They wrote: "We are devastated to have to announce that ‘Mr Music’ John Miles sadly passed away peacefully after a very short illness."

The guitarist and keyboard player was best known for his 1976 single 'Music', which was a massive hit across the world.

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"He was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather and we will all miss him more than any words could ever express. We kindly ask you to respect our privacy at this extremely difficult time.

"He will live on forever in our hearts and with the wonderful musical legacy he has left behind. You were our first love and will be our last. Our Husband, Father, Grandfather and hero. We Love you."

Miles was also Tina Turner’s regular guitarist for a period, and also toured with Joe Cocker and Stevie Wonder.

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