Showband star Sonny Knowles passes away aged 86

Singer Sonny Knowles has died at the age of 86.

Showband star Sonny Knowles passes away aged 86

Singer Sonny Knowles has died at the age of 86.

He passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family.

The Dublin-born star was an entertainer for six decades, best known for both showband and caberet.

He was a member of the Johnny Butler Band, Earl Gill's Band, the Pacific Showband and then Dermot O'Brien's showband.

He survived oesophageal cancer twice.

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