Australian singer, actor and television host Darryl Cotton has succumbed to the liver cancer with which he was diagnosed recently.
ABC News reports that friend and fellow performer Jim Keays said of Cotton, " He was a lovely guy. I mean with Cotton, Keays and Morris in the last 12 years, we were almost like married to each other in a lot of ways. We toured with each other and we stayed in the same rooms when we were on the road and I can't remember there ever being any arguments."
It was only six or eight weeks ago that Cotton got sick. Keays explains, "We went to Brisbane and did the Queensland gigs without him and came back and found that he'd had the tests in the meantime and that he had cancer. It was a real shock. And he basically just deteriorated from there very quickly. "He was normal, healthy, one of us, and all of a sudden he's on death's door."
The 62-year-old was best known as a founding member of the band Zoot, and later for hosting The Early Bird Show with Marty Monster.
Here is Darryl Cotton on The Early Bird Show singing Starship's 80's hit "We Built The City" with Jason Donovan