24 October 2016
Bobby Vee, best known for hits including Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, has died at the age of 73.
Vee released more than 25 albums during his career, retiring in 2011 after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Vee’s son Jeff Velline said the singer died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday.
It was “the end of a long hard road”, Mr Velline said.
He described his father as “a person who brought joy all over the world”, adding: “That was his job.”