Entertainment Music Angels frontman Doc Neeson dies aged 67

Angels frontman Doc Neeson dies aged 67

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Angels frontman Doc Neeson has died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 67.

Neeson, who had been suffering from a brain tumour, died in his sleep this morning, according to a statement from his family.

“It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of Angels singer/songwriter Bernard ‘Doc’ Neeson – loving father, family member and friend to so many – announce he has passed away in his sleep at 7.15am, today, 4th June 2014,” the statement said.

“He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning.

“He will be deeply missed by his family and partner, Annie Souter, who would all like to thank everyone for their support through this dark time.”

Tributes for the rock ‘n’ roll frontman came thick and fast on Twitter.