Scottish hardcore legend Dan McCafferty has died aged 76.
e is best known as the lead singer of the band Nazareth, of which he was a member from 1968 until 2013, when he retired from touring.
Bassist Pete Agnew paid tribute to McCafferty on the band’s Facebook page on Tuesday.
“Dan passed away at 12:40 a.m.,” he said. This is the saddest announcement I have ever had to make. Maryann and family have lost a wonderfully loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend and the world has lost one of the greatest singers that ever lived.
“Too annoying to say anything more at the moment.”
In 2013, McCafferty announced her retirement from live performances due to worsening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and a flare-up of stomach ulcers.
Soon after, he said he could still record music in the studio.
He is survived by his wife, Maryann, and two children.
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