Ian Mitchell dead: Bay City Rollers singer dies aged 62

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Bay City Rollers announced the news of Ian Mitchell’s death on their Facebook page today. They wrote: “We are deeply saddened by the news of Ian Mitchell’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Wendy, their family and friends.”

Ian’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed. 

Stuart Wood, the band’s former guitarist, paid tribute to the late star on the post.

He wrote: “Very sad, sad news about Ian Mitchell.

“We’d like to send our love and condolences to [his wife] Wendy and all Ian’s family and friends.”

“You are in our hearts.I have many fond memories of Ian not only in the BCR days but also when we played together in the 80’s with The Passengers.

“Great guys and great days! You will sorely be missed Ian.”

The singer joined the band aged 17 as Alan Longmuir’s replacement.

While a member of the Bay City Rollers, he recorded one album, Dedication, in 1976.

He parted ways with the group seven months later.

Fans of the late star have flocked to social media to send their condolences today.

One user wrote: “Really shocked to hear that Ian Mitchell passed away a few hours ago.

“The Bay City Rollers were my teenage idols, and the real reason I took up music photography.

“I got to spend a bit of time with Ian shortly after he moved to LA in the 80s and he was great. Such a loss.”

A second wrote: “RIP former Bay City Roller Ian Mitchell.”

“RIP Ian Mitchell. I’m sad and I miss him,” a third commented.

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