Dan McCafferty, lead singer of hard rock pioneers Nazareth, has died at aged 76.
News of the death was shared on Facebook by former bandmate Pete Agnew who described him as “one of the greatest singers who ever lived.”
In a statement Agnew said: “This is the saddest announcement I have ever had to make.
“Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend and the world has lost one of the greatest singers who ever lived.
“Too upset to say anything more at this time.”
Born in Dunfermline, Agnew and McCafferty co-founded Nazareth in 1968 along with guitarist Manny Charlton and drummer Darrell Sweet.
Their 1975 album “Hair Of The Dog” sold over two million copies worldwide.
McCafferty retired from touring in August 2013, due to health issues and his final album with the band “Rock’n’Roll Telephone” was released the following year.