Guys ‘n’ Dolls singer Dominic Grant 'dies suddenly' aged 71
Guys ‘n’ Dolls singer Dominic Grant has died aged 71.
His family confirmed his death on Friday, with a statement released on behalf of his wife, Julie Forsythe.
Known for hits There’s A Whole Lot Of Loving and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Grant was a founding member of the group which formed in 1974.
Grant died ‘suddenly’ on Wednesday, following an aneurysm.
A statement via Press Association read: ‘It is with such great sadness that I have to tell you I have lost my darling Dominic, suddenly on Wednesday November 18, to an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
‘He was an amazing husband, father, brother and brand new grandad. My heart is shattered.
‘He was kind and strong and always the life and soul of the party. His distinctive, beautiful voice will live on forever – I couldn’t have loved him more and don’t quite know what our family will do without him… he was our shining star.’
Forsyth – the daughter of entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth – was also a member of the group, who found success in the 1970s.
Their singles There’s A Whole Lot Of Loving and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me reached the top 10 in the UK.
After the group split, Grant and Forsyth performed together.
Away from music, he was a passionate sculptor and according to his website, he has had his work exhibited in Amsterdam, Marbella, Mayfair and Monte Carlo.
Grant also made the bronze bust of his father-in-law Sir Bruce – who died in 2017 – that was placed at the London Palladium in 2005 to mark the veteran entertainer’s six decades in showbiz.
More recently, Grant completed a statue of King George IV as a gift to the Kent seaside town of Ramsgate, marking the 200th anniversary of the monarch making it the UK’s only royal harbour.
It is hoped the statue will be installed in September 2021.
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