Alan Longmuir from the Bay City Rollers has passed away

Alan Longmuir from the Bay City Rollers has passed away

Bay City Roller fans will be devastated to hear founding member of the pop band Alan Longmuir has sadly died aged 70. According to the BBC, he passed away at 6am this morning (July 2) surrounded by his close family following a short illness. 

In a statement released by his family, they said:

"We are devastated to share the news that Alan has passed away peacefully surrounded by 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 the 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."

The Bay City Rollers shot to fame in the 1970s most famous for their number one hits Bye, Bye, Baby and Give A Little Love.