All Quiet Now: Val Doonican.

Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican has died aged 88. His family said he died “peacefully” at a nursing home in Buckinghamshire. He had not been ill, but his daughter said his “batteries had just run out”. The performer was a regular fixture on TV with The Val Doonican show which ran on the BBC from 1965 to 1986, featuring his own performances and guest artists. He was also rarely out of the UK charts in the 1960s and ’70s with songs like Walk Tall and Elusive Butterfly. It was for his comedy songs Paddy McGinty’s Goat, Delaney’s...

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