Bagatelle lead singer Liam Reilly dies aged 65

John O'Brien (Centre) with band members Liam Reilly (Left) and Ken Doyle

The death has been announced of Bagatelle lead singer Liam Reilly aged 65.

Reilly along with Bray man John O’Brien, Ken Doyle and Wally McConville formed the band in 1978.

Their hits included “Summer in Dublin”, “Trump card” and “Second Violin”.

He also penned the Wolfe Tones hit the “Streets of New York” and represented Ireland in the Eurovision song contest in 1990 with “Somewhere In Europe”

His family posted a statement which read as follows:

“With sad hearts, the family of Liam Reilly, musician, songwriter and frontman of Bagatelle, wish to confirm that he passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on January 1st 2021”

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