Veteran British singer VINCE HILL is in mourning following the death of his son.
Athol Hill is believed to have died in his sleep this week (beg27Jan14) just days after he survived a car crash.
The 42 year old's car skidded on ice and slammed into a number of parked vehicles and a wall in Oxfordshire, England on Sunday evening (26Jan14), but he was not believed to have been injured in the smash.
Athol was found dead two days later on Tuesday (28Jan14) when his former partner, the mother of his teenage daughter, went to wake him and was unable to rouse him.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious, but a post-mortem examination will be carried out in a bid to discover the cause of death and an inquest will be held at a later date.
Robert Holmes, Vince Hill's longtime agent, reveals the Edelweiss singer, 76, and his wife Annie are devastated by the news, saying, "They've been so supportive of Athol over the years and now this happens. Sadly, you never know what life is going to throw at you. I've known Athol since he was born. He was the child they had waited so long for and never expected to have. When Athol arrived, Vince and Annie were the happiest couple in the world."
The veteran singer is said to be nursing his wife as she battles a serious lung complaint.