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Stars pay tribute as variety legend Kenny Lynch dies, 81

TRIBUTES have poured in for musician and entertainer Kenny Lynch, who has died at the age of 81.

The variety legend (pictured) had a string of hits in the 1960s including Up On The Roof and You Can Never Stop Loving Me. In 1963 he performed alongside The Beatles on their first UK tour. He also appeared in movies, including Carry On Loving, and enjoyed success as a comedian, touring with long-time friend Jimmy Tarbuck.

London-born Lynch’s death was announced by his family yesterday, who said he would be ‘remembered and missed by many’. Sports presenter Gary Lineker said he was ‘a delightful, funny, talented man. Played golf with him on many occasions and he was simply the best company’.

Singer Boy George tweeted: ‘God Bless Kenny Lynch. R.I.P. My love and condolences to his family and friends. Absolutely huge part of my 70s life.’