Bobby Farrell, front man of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced.
The singer was found dead in a hotel room in St Petersburg, Russia, where he had been performing, John Seine said.
Farrell, he continued, had complained of breathing problems before and after a show on Wednesday. The cause of his death has yet to be established.
Farrell, the only male member of the popular four-piece, had been due to fly to Rome for a TV show on Friday.
Born Alfonso Farrell in Aruba, the singer left his home on the Caribbean island at 15 to work as a sailor.
He then travelled to Norway and Germany to pursue a career as a DJ.
In 1974 he was chosen to front Boney M, which was put together by German singer and songwriter Frank Farian
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