Following the sad news of his death, the family of Bay City Rollers legend Alan Longmuir have released a heartfelt statement. You can read it here in full.
As previously reported on AAA Edinburgh, Longmuir died following a short illness.
Just weeks after he was flown back to the UK from Mexico, where he had contracted an illness, the Edinburgh-born musician passed away in hospital this morning (July 2) at the age of 70.
As Rollers fans around the world come to terms with the sad news, Longmuir’s family have now issued following statement:
“We are devastated to share the news that Alan has passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
“He was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary heart. He brought so much love and kindness to everyone he met, and he leaves a huge hole in our family.
“He would humbly say he was ‘just a plumber from Edinburgh who got lucky’. However we are lucky ones; the ones that were lucky enough to have Alan as part of our lives.”
“We’d like to thank everyone for the love and support that they have provided so far.
“We would now like to make a firm request to allow us to mourn Alan’s passing in private.”
Photo: Liam Rudden