Pop singer Brian Connolly dead

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The Independent Online
Brian Connolly, the once-hard-living singer of 1970s glam rock band, The Sweet, died early today, aged 52, a friend disclosed.

Connolly, whose hits included Blockbuster, Ballroom Blitz and Wig Wam Bam, died of renal failure in hospital in Slough with his friends and family around him.

The blond singer had a string of heart-attacks behind him, which started in 1981. He suffered the last in January this year, discharged himself from hospital after a week, but was re-admitted a week later for the last time.