Scotish singer songwriter and sometime actor Michael Marra has passed away aged 60. He was a voice and a passionate supporter of all things Scottish and wrote about them with verve. Here is the BBC tribute: Mr Marra passed away on Tuesday night at Ninewells Hospital. It is believed he had been ill for some time. Born in Dundee in 1952, he rose to fame in the 1980s as a solo performer and became one of Scotland’s most prolific songwriters. He was also well known for his theatre work, writing the music for several plays and his own operetta. He is survived by his wife Peggy and children Alice and Matthew who, as part of the band Hazey Janes, toured Scotland with their father a few months ago. Dundee’s story In a statement, his family said Marra’s songs are his legacy. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote We are devastated by our sudden loss but are comforted by the kind words of so many people who loved Michael, his music and his spirit.” Michael Marra’s family “We are devastated by our sudden loss but are comforted by the kind words of so many people who loved Michael, his music and his spirit. “His life’s work has told our family story, and the story of his beloved Dundee. Michael’s songs are his legacy, given to Scotland by one wee...Read More
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