Angels frontman Doc Neeson dies at 67

THE Angels frontman Doc Neeson has died aged 67
THE Angels frontman Doc Neeson has died aged 67

FORMER leader singer of Australian rock legends The Angels Doc Neeson has died at 67.

The Angels were best known for Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, released in 1976 and immortalised by almost every Aussie pub band.

The Belfast-born singer - born Bernard Patrick Neeson - has been grappling with brain cancer since late 2012.

He was diagnosed on Christmas eve, going in for surgery just days later on New Years' Eve.

In January, Neeson told Fairfax he felt he was winning his battle against cancer.

"The great news is that there's been no return of the cancer," he told Sydney Morning Herald.

"I'm still fragile but getting stronger every day. I'm a statistical rarity. I don't feel like I'm living on borrowed time but it's a different kind of time now."

A tribute to Neeson has appeared on the singer's Facebook page.

"It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of Angels singer/songwriter Bernard 'Doc' Neeson - loving father, family member and friend to so many - announce he has passed away in his sleep at 7.15am, today, 4th June 2014.

"He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning. He will be deeply missed by his family and partner Annie Souter who would all like to thank everyone for their support through this dark time.

"We love you Dad. You couldn't have made any of your sons more proud of you if you tried. May your beautiful soul rest in peace sweet angel, fly high." Dzintra, Daniel, Aidan and Kieran".

"Good Night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." With love forever, Annie - borrowed from William Shakespeare - Hamlet".

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