Singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe, who performed under the name Black, has died at the age of 53, two weeks after being injured in a car crash.
The Liverpool singer, whose 1987 single Wonderful Life was a top 10 hit around the world, suffered head injuries in the crash in Ireland on 10 January, and was placed in an induced coma.
He died on Tuesday surrounded by his family in hospital, his publicist said.
His wife Camilla said she was “deeply grateful” to staff who cared for him.
The father-of-three, who was in intensive care at Cork University Hospital, “died peacefully” with his family at his side “who were singing him on his way”, a statement said.
The 53-year-old was travelling from his home in Schull, West Cork to Cork Airport on Sunday January 10 when the accident took place.
He was put in a medically induced coma in Cork University Hospital following the crash, and on Sunday (January 24), his family said that his condition had “seriously deteriorated”.