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Ray Reyes, a long-time member of the pop group Menudo, has died. He was 51. Reyes joined the group in 1983 and was a member until 1985. He had been performing in an adult version of the band at the time of his death. 

 

https://www.thefocus.news/music/ray-reyes-death/

 

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On ‎01‎/‎05‎/‎2015 at 15:06, YoungWillz said:

Otis Williams, Little Richard and Smokey Robinson all seem ok too...but you never know.

 

Or it could just be Nick Kamen from another Levis commercial.

Nick Kamen dead

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Just saw this - OMG, just 59.

 

Caught his death in a launderette? Something in his genes? (Yeah, bring them all on).

 

Too young though and too early for a TOTP theme team pick. By one year.

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Oh, so he was the one who sang on "I Promised Myself". A perennial radio number here in Germany.

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Oh :o

I never liked "I promised myself" but I deeply adore "Each time you break my heart", one of the finest pop tunes of the 80s for me.

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26 minutes ago, Grim Up North said:

How did you find out?

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23 minutes ago, Book said:

Oh :o

I never liked "I promised myself" but I deeply adore "Each time you break my heart", one of the finest pop tunes of the 80s for me.

 

My challenge is giving joy and hope to DeathList members.

Enjoy it, Book. ;)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, MariNisia said:

 

My challenge is giving joy and hope to DeathList members.

Enjoy it, Book. ;)

 

Yeah, you got it! :wub:

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Really sad news. My teenage heart just shattered! His brother Barry also passed away with 52 :(

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Kamen rose to fame in a jeans commercial, which showed him arrive at a launderette and strip down to his boxer shorts as several women looked on ....

[The advert] also caught the attention of [Madonna], who told the BBC at the time she had been taken by Kamen's "charisma" and "beautiful voice".

 

 

Yeah, right.

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I much preferred 'I Promised Myself' and I'm not surprised it did well in Europe. A more subtle melody than his big hit but more effective for it I think. 

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I didn’t know who Kamen was, so I Googled him. Whew...:wub:

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7 hours ago, Grim Up North said:

 

 

"A long illness! - anyone know owt?

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15 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

"A long illness! - anyone know owt?

 

Well I imagine it begins with A, ends in s and has di in the middle.

 

But this is a massive death - a legend of the 1980s. He even got a tribute from Tanita Tikaram!

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1 minute ago, Youth in Asia said:

 

Well I imagine it begins with A, ends in s and has di in the middle.

 

But this is a massive death - a legend of the 1980s. He even got a tribute from Tanita Tikaram!

Wow. Tell me about this disease know as Adis. It seems frightening 

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19 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

 

 

"A long illness! - anyone know owt?

Bone marrow cancer, apparently.

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Well actually it was bone marrow cancer, but close

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1 minute ago, YoungWillz said:

One nod to @Ulitzer95 to keep in the radar. Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells suffers a stroke apparently: https://www.soultracks.com/story-archie-bell-ailing

 

3 top 40 UK hits in the early to mid 1970s.

 

 

A mere 76, thought he was older than that

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Wondress, who featured on the UK #4 hit by Mantronix, Got To Have Your Love, in January 1990, reported dead aged 56: https://www.soultracks.com/story-wondress-dies

 

 

So good, she featured with them again on their followup #10 in May 1990, Take Your Time.

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Bryan Hennessey, co-founder of the St. John's, Newfoundland rockers the Wonderful Grand Band, has died. He was 72. A piano and electric bass player, Hennessey co-founded the band with, among others, Ron Hynes, whose name appeared in a couple of threads leading up to his own death.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/bryan-hennessey-obit-1.6019476

 

 

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4 hours ago, Grande Pablo said:

Reports on Twitter & Facebook that Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke is recovering in hospital after some form of strange boating / fishing accident.

 

Edit with link https://louderthanwar.com/jaz-coleman-hospitalised-after-boating-accident/

The article says he’s fine.  Since it isn’t a disease, there was literally no reason to post the story on our boards.

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10 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

The article says he’s fine.  Since it isn’t a disease, there was literally no reason to post the story on our boards.

 

There was also no reason to use the word "literally" in that sentence.

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