'Darren 'Wiz' Brown was 44

Mega City Four singer Darren ‘Wiz’ Brown has died suddenly in London aged 44.

Brown passed away on December 6 after suffering a blood clot on the brain. He had been taken ill at a rehearsal earlier in the week and died at St Georges Hospital in Tooting, south London.

The frontman was living and working in Farnborough. He had just finished writing material for an album for his current band Ipanema and had only recently returned from a successful tour in America.

With his guitarist brother Danny, bassist Gerry Bryant and drummer Chris Jones, Mega City Four released six studio albums between 1989 and 1996 and achieved success as a live touring band travelling the world.

The group’s biggest UK chart hit was ‘Shivering Sand’, which reached 35 in 1992