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Star singer Colin Vearncombe dies after car crash

By Ed Carty

Musician Colin Vearncombe (53), known as Black, has died after suffering head injuries in a car accident.

The singer, from Liverpool, who had a global hit in 1987 with Wonderful Life, suffered swelling on his brain after a crash on Sunday, January 10, near Cork Airport. He had been in intensive care since then.

His death was announced on his Facebook page with the simple message: "Colin Vearncombe. 26/5/1962-26/1/2016. You'll never walk alone".

Black had been due to become a grandfather on St Patrick's Day.

The crash occurred as he drove on his own from his home in Schull, west Cork, to catch a flight from Cork to Edinburgh for a songwriting trip.

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