Scottish entertainer Sydney Devine dies following illness

The announcement was made on the Glasgow Pavilion Facebook page on Saturday morning.

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Scottish entertainer Sydney Devine has died at the age of 81. 

On Saturday, a post on the Glasgow Pavilion Facebook page revealed that the singer had passed away that morning. 

The Scottish Sun had previously reported the singer from Cleland in Lanarkshire was battling an unknown illness in hospital.

He was best known for his rendition of ‘Tiny Bubbles’ and had sold millions of records throughout his career. 

He was awarded an MBE in 2003.

The First Minister paid tribute to Devine on Twitter, describing him as a “true legend” of Scottish entertainment.

Sturgeon tweeted: “For Scots of a certain vintage – which definitely includes me – the name Sydney Devine was once synonymous with Scottish entertainment.

“A true legend. My condolences to his loved ones.”

Iain Gordon, manager of Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre, where Mr Devine regularly performed, said: “This is probably that [sic] hardest thing that I have ever had to announce and put on social media, this morning at 3:30am, our friend and star of the Pavilion and Scottish legend Sydney Devine has passed away.

“I have worked with Sydney and the band since 1976 and have to say, I have never seen a bad performance, he was the ultimate showman and performer. That is truly hard to find in this business. 

“Syd always took time for everyone, fans, staff and other performers. I just texted him at 8.27am this morning wishing him well and hoped that he had had a better week.

“He was one of the Pavilion Family and is a great loss to everyone who followed him over the years. Generations of families have grown up with Sydney, playing his music and passing it down through the generations. 

“Over the years, we have seen parents bringing their kids to see him and in turn, they would bring their kids to the annual ‘Sydney Devine Weekend’.

“Our condolences to Shirley and all the family at this time.

“From everyone at the Pavilion, thank you for the memories Sydney. You will never be forgotten, rest in peace.”

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