His family paid tribute to him during the funeral, with brother and bandmate Chris tearing up during his eulogy. Video. Please leave your messages here. Amoo was a vocalist and songwriter with the pioneering Liverpool quartet. “Eddy leaves behind a large and loving family, a community he adored in Toxteth, Liverpool and his beloved music and band, The Real Thing. Friend Simon Sheridan said he had died suddenly in Australia and paid tribute to him as an "inspirational character". I will miss him very much. Eddy's family attended the short hearing, but spoke only to confirm the star's place of death as the the Alfred hospital in Melbourne. Teaching unions ramp up strike threats over demands to SHUT schools during lockdown with claims coronavirus... RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: If this was 1940, Boris Johnson would stand down The Few to 'protect the RAF'. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. The Countdown: Lady Gaga, anti-fracking activist? 28 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and No. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. The legendary soul singer, who played in the Liverpool band alongside his brother Chris and pals Dave Smith and Ray Lake, passed away suddenly in Australia today. PUP is paid every Tuesday into a bank account in the State, Latest updates on Irish tourist hotspots as industry pinpoints summer 2021 recovery, After a year that saw the industry decimated, our tourist industry is hoping for a recovery in 2021, Covid-19 Ireland latest: new vaccine update and NPHET warning over early Level Five exit, We're now almost two weeks into Level Five restrictions – here's everything you need to know about the situation around Ireland, Full list of Irish venues, producers and promoters that receive grants from the €5m Covid-19 music support scheme, It aims to assist commercial venues, producers and promoters to plan live performances across the country over the coming months, CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan confirms her cancer is growing as she issues defiant message, Heroic Vicky revealed that sadly a new tumour has developed in her lung as she heaped praise on a miracle drug which she rigorously campaigned for, Leo Varadkar reported to ethics watchdog over GP contract controversy, It ups the ante for Mr Varadkar ahead of a bruising session in the Dáil on Tuesday. John Lennon was said to have championed them, and they were represented by The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein for a short time. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song "You to Me Are Everything", which reached No.

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our brother and inspiration, Eddy Amoo, who passed away on 23rd February, age 74. Video, Three elders reveal what it takes to be a leader. It would have been Eddy's wish for us to carry on and still feel the force. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. The Liverpool-born musician passed away earlier today, friends said.

", Chris said: "The fans' outpouring of support makes us realise how much love there is out there for The Real Thing, and we're doing this for them, and for Eddy, who was the greatest showman. The legendary soul singer, who played in the Liverpool band alongside his brother Chris and pals … After their demise, Amoo joined his younger brother Chris in The Real Thing. In a statement, Chris and Dave said: “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our brother and inspiration, Eddy Amoo, who passed away on February 23, age 74.

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After their demise, Amoo joined his younger brother Chris in The Real Thing. Amoo was born on 14 October 1952 in Liverpool, England. Chris described Eddy as "his rock and right arm" with his daughters saying how many wonderful memories they had of him. He is married to Julie Amoo née Mello.