Singer Joy Beverley, one of the three members of 1950s group The Beverley Sisters, has died.
A family friend confirmed Beverley, 91, died on Monday after she reportedly suffered a stroke last week.
Her son, Vince, 67, told the Express & Star newspapers: "We all thought the world of her and we are devastated she is gone. We are a very close-knit family."
"She was a very bubbly, but private, character."
"We are all going to miss her terribly, she has been a part of our lives for so long now it really is going to be a big loss for all of us."