Star singer Colin Vearncombe dies after car crash
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.