SYDNEY Devine passed away in the early hours of this morning after being struck down by a mystery illness.
Sydney Devine has died aged 81
Sydney, who turned 81 last month, had repeatedly tested negative for Covid-19 as medics tried to get to the bottom of his condition.
But at 3.30am on Saturday morning the Tiny Bubbles singer passed away.
Glasgow Pavilion boss Iain Gordon – where Sydney had performed for 45 consecutive years – today paid tribute to the star.
He wrote: “This is probably that hardest thing I have ever had to announce and put on social media, this morning at 3am our friend and star of the Pavilion and Scottish legend Sydney Devine has passed away.
The Tiny Bubbles star had been struck down by a mystery illness
Syndey leaves behind wife Shirley and two children
Tributes have been paid to the legendary singer
“I have worked with Sydney and the band since 1976 and have to say I have never seen a bad performance, the ultimate showman and performer that is truly hard to find in this business.
“Always took time for everyone, fans, staff and other performers.
“I just texted him at 8.27am this morning wishing him well and hoped that he had had a better week.
“He was one of the Pavilion Family and is a great loss to everyone who followed him over the years.
The musician had repeatedly tested negative for Covid-19
Sydney was a huge supporter of Scots charity efforts
Glasgow Pavilion boss Iain Gordon said Syndey always had time for fans, staff and other performers
“Generations of families have grown up with Sydney, playing his music and passing it down through the generations.
“Over the years we have seen parents bringing their kids to see him and in turn they would bring their kids to the annual ‘Sydney Devine Weekend’.
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