25th Oct, 2016

Regal pay tribute to Alvin

Evesham Editorial 29th Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to glam rock star Alvin Stardust who passed away five days after performing in Evesham.

The star, who shot to fame in the 1970s with hits such as ‘Jealous Mind’, ‘My Coo Ca Choo’ and ‘I Feel Like Buddy Holly’, died at his home last Thursday (October 23) after a battle against prostate cancer.

Despite his relatively secret battle, Alvin had delighted a packed audience at the Regal last Saturday (October 18) and blasted out his many top ten hits.

The only clue for the audience all was not well was Alvin remained seated throughout the performance as opposed to his usual energetic sets.

Speaking following the news he had passed away, the Port Street team expressed their sadness at his death.

In a statement, Regal manager Laurence Wiper and assistant events manager Chelsea Taylor said: “Alvin was a pleasure to

work with and a professional to the end.”

“He put everything into his last performance and gave his audience a show to remember despite as we now learn, knowing that he was very ill.

“He will be remembered by all his fans, many of whom joined us for his last gig

“We send our condolences to his family, friends and fans.” they added.