Belfast Telegraph

Tributes as Bay City Roller Alan Longmiur dies at 70

By Paul Ward

Bay City Rollers guitarist Alan Longmuir has been hailed as an "extraordinary man" following his death at the age of 70.

Mr Longmuir had recently returned to Edinburgh for treatment after reportedly falling ill while on holiday.

His death was confirmed by journalist Liam Rudden, writer of the Bay City Rollers musical I Ran With the Gang.

He tweeted a statement from Mr Longmuir's family which said: "We are devastated to share the news that Alan has passed away peacefully surrounded by family.

"He was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary heart.

"He brought so much love and kindness to everyone he met, and he leaves a huge hole in our family."

Formed at the end of the 1960s, the Bay City Rollers enjoyed huge success at home and abroad with their distinctive tartan outfits and upbeat pop tunes like Bye Bye Baby and Shang-a-Lang.

They had a massive teen following and sold more than 100 million records.

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