Irish showband legend Brendan Bowyer dies in Las Vegas aged 81

Irish showband legend Brendan Bowyer dies in Las Vegas aged 81

29/05/2020 12:07:00

Irish showband legend Brendan Bowyer dies in Las Vegas aged 81

IRISH showband legend Brendan Bowyer has died at the age of 81. The Waterford native – who fronted the Royal Showband and the Big Eight – died in Las Vegas, his heartbroken family confi…

IRISH showband legend Brendan Bowyer has died at the age of 81.The Waterford native - who fronted the Royal Showband and the Big Eight - died in Las Vegas, his heartbroken family confirmed.1Brendan Bowyer died in Las Vegas at the age of 81Credit: Handout

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They said the Hucklebuck hitmaker had hoped to get back to Ireland "one last time" before he died.Announcing his death on social media, they said: "It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Brendan Bowyer."Ireland's most beloved International entertainer for 62 years.

"Brendan passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on the late evening of May 28, 2020. He was surrounded by the unending love of his wife of 53 years, Stella, his three children, Brendan Jr., Aisling, Clodagh, and his two grandchildren, Liam & Nora Stella.

"Brendan was hoping to get back to his homeland, Ireland, one last time. He was 81 years old."RTE's Ryan Tubridy paid tribute to the popular singer on his morning radio show, saying his thoughts were with his family.The High Kings singer Darren Holden said: "Rest easy Brendan Bowyer. Ireland has lost its very own Elvis and our first true Rock ‘no Roll superstar. There’s a hucklebuck in heaven tonight."

Liam Cahill added: "Very sad at the death of the iconic entertainer, Brendan Bowyer. We were very proud of him in Waterford." Read more: Irish Sun »

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