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Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown dies

PUBLISHED: 16:57 06 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:59 06 May 2015

Singer Errol Brown with his wife Ginette after receiving an MBE, for services to pop music. Photo: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Singer Errol Brown with his wife Ginette after receiving an MBE, for services to pop music. Photo: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager said on Wednesday.

Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown. Photo: PAHot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown. Photo: PA

The singer, famous for hits including You Sexy Thing and It Started With A Kiss, died at home in the Bahamas.

His manager, Phil Dale, said he had suffered from liver cancer.

Among those paying tribute was singer Beverley Knight who said: “I am so gutted. Errol Brown was such a charismatic performer”, while DJ Dave Haslam called him a “great performer”.

He performed at the Theatre Royal in Norwich in 2005.

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