Black (singer)

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Vearncombe in Birkenhead, March 2007
Background information
Birth nameColin Vearncombe
Born(1962-05-26)26 May 1962
OriginLiverpool, England
Died26 January 2016(2016-01-26) (aged 53)
Cork, Ireland
Years active1981–2016
LabelsWEA Records
A&M Records Ugly Man
Nero Schwarz Records

Colin Vearncombe (26 May 1962 − 26 January 2016), known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He started his career in the punk rock music scene and went on to become a pop success in the late 1980s. He was known for the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.[1][2][3] He was born in Liverpool.

Death[change | change source]

On 12 January 2016, he was in a serious car accident in Ireland and placed in a medically-induced coma after sustaining serious head injuries. Vearncombe died from his injuries at the intensive care unit of Cork University Hospital in Cork on 26 January 2016 at the age of 53.[4] Vearncombe was survived by his wife and three children.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Ankeny. "Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  2. Hann, Michael (25 June 2015). "Black: Blind Faith review – marvellous Euro balladry from Colin Vearncombe". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. William Ruhlmann. "Wonderful Life - Black | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  4. Michael Hann. "Colin Vearncombe, the voice of Black, dies, aged 53". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. "Wonderful Life singer Colin Vearncombe dies after car crash". BBC News. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

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