Sadness for fans as British singer and musician dies

Budgie singer and bassist Burke Shelley has died aged 71 at a hospital in Cardiff.

The rockstar’s death was announced by his daughter Ela Shelley on Monday evening.

In a social media statement, she said: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father, John Burke Shelley.

“He passed away this evening in his sleep at Heath Hospital in Cardiff, his birth town. He was 71 years old.

“Please respect the family during this time. With love, His four children: Ela, Osian, Dimitri and Nathaniel.”

The talented musician’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

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