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Sixties Eurovision crooner Ronnie Carroll dies at the age of 80
Sixties singer Ronnie Carroll, who represented the UK twice in the Eurovision song contest, has died aged 80.
The Belfast-born crooner reached fourth place in Eurovision in 1962 with the song Ring-a-Ding Girl.
Then he reached the same position in the ranking in 1963 with Say Wonderful Things.
He is the only Eurovision performer to have represented the UK two
But this biggest pop success was with Roses Are Red, which reached No 3 in the Top Ten in 1963 and spent seven weeks in the charts.
Carroll, who died after battling cancer, was married for six years to singer Millicent Martin, the resident singer on the BBC TV Saturday night satirical show That Was The Week That Was.
Making a stand: In his later years, the star put himself up for election under the banner “Make Politicians History”
They divorced in 1965. Mr Carroll had been due to stand in the General Election candidate as an independent in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in North London.
He contested a number of elections as an independent – most recently under a “Make Politicians History” banner.
His friend, George Weiss, said : “It was very peaceful at the end and Ronnie’s own music was playing in the room.
His four children were there along with one of his former wives.”