THE lead singer of the Bay City Rollers has died, his family have confirmed.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the family confirmed Les McKeown had died suddenly at home on Tuesday.

The statement read: "It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKewon.

"Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday April 20 2021.

"We are currently making arrangements for his funeral and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss. Thank you."

The band had been due to perform at the Sands Centre in Carlisle in November as part of their comeback tour.