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Ireland’s Answer To Elvis Presley Dies Aged 81 Years

Ireland’s answer to Elvis Presley, singer Brendan Bowyer, has died aged 81 years while residing in Las Vegas.

Showband legend and Waterford native Brendan Bowyer has passed away aged 81, while residing in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, surrounded by his family.

News of his passing was confirmed in a statement some five hours ago, [as we go to press] on his Facebook page, it reads:

“It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Brendan Bowyer.
Ireland’s most beloved International entertainer for 62 years.
Brendan passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on the late evening of May 28th, 2020. He was surrounded by the unending love of his wife of 53 years, Stella; his three children, Brendan Jr., Aisling, Clodagh, and his two grandchildren, Liam & Nora Stella.
Brendan was hoping to get back to his homeland, Ireland, one last time. He was 81 years old.”

Mr Bowyer first came to prominence in 1959 as a member of “The Royal Showband”.

A regular visitor to Thurles and Co. Tipperary; the band are probably best known for their International hit “The Hucklebuck” released back in 1964 and still today regarded as the greatest pop record ever produced by an Irish group.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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