Singer Don McLean and his wife finalise divorce


American Pie singer and songwriter Don McLean and his wife have finalised their divorce and agreed to an £8 million settlement.

A spokesman said at the beginning of the week that the singer "chose to ignore a premarital agreement" and provide the settlement.

Don in London in 1982

His wife Patrisha, an author and photographer, filed for divorce citing "adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences" in legal papers.

The couple had been married for about 30 years and have two adult children.

Don, who lives in the coastal town of Camden, was arrested in January on charges including domestic violence assault. He has pleaded not guilty.