Adam Faith, the 1960’s pop star turned actor, has died. He was 62.
The one-time chart star suffered a heart attack last night (March 7) after a performance at Stoke’s Regent Theatre, where he had been appearing in the play ‘Love And Marriage’. He was taken to local hospital where doctors fought to resuscitate him. He died at 2am this morning.
Faith, who had a history of heart trouble, leaves a wife, Jackie and a daughter Katya.
Faith was an early clean-cut chart idol. He scored number ones with ‘What Do You Want’ and ‘Poor Me’.
“He came through in the pioneering days of pop music and he really was a big icon along with Cliff Richard – they were the first wave of the British version of the pop music world,” his agent Alan Field said paying tribute to the star.
In recent years, Faith, born Terry Nelhams in June 1940 on a council estate in west London, was better known as an actor and business entrepreneur.