‘Game of Love’ 60s musician Wayne Fontana has died

The musician was 74

1960’s singer Wayne Fontana, best known for his hit ‘Game of Love’, has died at the age of 74.

The musician passed away at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport yesterday (August 6), a representative for the musician confirmed to NME. His cause of death is yet to be announced.

Backed by the Manchester beat group, The Mindbenders, they were most well known for their 1965 hit,’The Game of Love’ and later Fontana had a further hit with ‘Pamela Pamela’ as a solo artist.

A tweet from the Entertainment Agency Chimes Int’l on Twitter read: “On behalf of the family of Wayne Fontana regret to announce he passed away this afternoon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.

“His long term partner was by his side. Known for his 1965 hit Game of Love. Family asks for privacy at this time.”

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders – Credit: Getty

Fontana, real name Glyn Geoffrey Ellis, was born in Levenshulme, Manchester, and formed The Mindbenders in 1963.

Their biggest hit with the band came with ‘The Game of Love’ in 1965. After further less successful single releases, the band disbanded and Fontana pursed a solo career, with his song ‘Pamela Pamela’ reaching Number 11 in the UK charts.

Some tributes to the musician can be seen below.

 

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