The singer of Guys & # 39; n & # 39; Dolls, Dominic Grant, has died aged 71, his family said when friends and fans pay tribute to the "shining star".
Dominic was the lead singer in the successful group Guys & # 39; N & # 39; Dolls from the seventies.
His wife and bandmate Julie Forsyth said her "heart is shaken" by her grief over his death.
He died suddenly on Wednesday after an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
His Julie Forsyth said in a statement: “It is with such great sadness that I have to tell you that on Wednesday November 18th I suddenly lost my darling Dominic.
Bruce Forsyth with his daughter Julie at their wedding to Guys & # 39; N & # 39; Dolls star Dominic Grant
Dominic Grant was the singer of the group Guys & # 39; N & # 39; alongside wife Julie. Dolls from the seventies
Guys & # 39; n & # 39; Doll's singer Dominic Grant has died at the age of 71, his family said. Pictured: bandmates Julie Forsyth, Dominic Grant, Paul Griggs and Martine Richardson (left to right)
“He was a great husband, father, brother and brand new grandpa. My heart is shaken
& # 39; He was kind and strong and always the life and soul of the party.
"His distinctive, beautiful voice will live on forever – I couldn't have loved him anymore and I don't know exactly what our family will do without him … he was our shining star."
Together with his wife – the daughter of the entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth, who died in 2017 – Grant belonged to the pop group Guys & # 39; n & # 39; Dolls that had success in the 1970s.
Her singles There is a lot of love and you don't have to say you love me. You have reached the top 10 in the UK.
Their hit, You & # 39; re My World, reached number one in the Netherlands in the late 1970s.
The couple met through the band and married.
After the group split up, Grant and Forsyth performed together and enjoyed successful careers in the country and west of mainland Europe.
Guys n & # 39; Dolls, performed in 1974, had a number of hits with their singles in the 1970s. There is a lot of love out there and you don't have to say you love me to get in the top 10 in the UK
From a stint on I'm a celebrity to a sculptor: where are the guys & # 39; n & # 39; Dolls now?
The British pop group Guys & # 39; n & # 39; Dolls was founded in November 1974.
The original members were Paul Griggs, David Van Day Dominic Grant, Julie Forsyth, Thereza Bazar, and Martine Howard.
The band had a number of hits and their singles. There is a lot of love and you don't have to say you love me. You have reached the top 10 in the UK.
The group persisted as a quartet when Van Day and Bazar left in mid-1977 and performed as Duo Dollar. However, the rest of the group split after eleven years in 1985.
Grant and Forsyth continued to perform as a duo and had another five hits in the Netherlands.
Grant also focused on his passion for Scultpure.
Griggs focused on writing and producing, releasing a solo CD, and winning a Paul McCartney-judged song competition.
Van Day joined the pop group Bucks Fizz and also had a brief acting career. He appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2008.
Howard moved to Amsterdam after working with Guys & # 39; n & # 39; s record producer Gerard Stellaard. Dolls had married.
Since the group was popular in Europe, they took part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Forsyth wrote the contribution to the British Eurovision Song Contest in 1988.
Their reunion in 2008 was broadcast on a major TV show in the Netherlands.
The couple has sold more than three million albums in Holland.
Forsyth also wrote one of the songs selected to contribute to the Eurovision Song Contest in the UK.
In addition to his music, Dominic was also a passionate sculptor.
According to his website, he has had his work exhibited in Amsterdam, Marbella, Mayfair and Monte Carlo.
He also made the bronze bust of his father-in-law, Sir Bruce, which was placed at the London Palladium in 2005 to mark the veteran entertainer's six decades in showbiz.
Dominic described it as "the hardest thing I've ever done" in an earlier interview.
He said, "When I showed everyone, all the women in the family said," His nose isn't that big! "and I had to say," It is, you know. "
More recently, Grant made a statue of King George IV as a gift to the seaside town of Ramsgate, Kent, to mark the 200th anniversary of the monarch who made it Britain's only royal port. It is hoped that the statue will be installed in September 2021.
He has also sculpted a character of actress Barbara Streisand for Sony and his sculptures have been exhibited in Amsterdam, Marbella, Mayfair, Monte Carlo and Portafino over the years.
Dominic and Julie had several children who followed their musical career path.
Their daughter Sophia is a singer, while their son Luke was the singer of the heavy metal band Voodoo Six.
The British pop group Guys & # 39; n & # 39; Dolls was founded in November 1974 after the Ammo production group auditioned three men and young women to perform as a group.
This is where Dominic and Julie first met, and the group continued as a quartet when Van Day and Bazar left in mid-1977.
In 1980 Martine Howard and Guys & # 39; n & # 39; married Dolls & # 39; record producer Gerard Stellaard and Dominic and Julie had their first child together that same year.
The group split after 11 years in 1985 when the couple performed as the duo Grant & Forsyth.
As the group was popular in Europe, their reunion aired on a major TV show in the Netherlands in 2008.
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