Jazz Singer George Melly Dies at 80
LONDON (Reuters) - Flamboyant jazz singer and author George Melly died on Thursday at the age of 80, his wife Diana said in a statement.
Melly had been suffering from lung cancer but refused all treatment. He also developed dementia. His last appearance was a performance in June at London's renowned 100 Club in aid of a dementia charity.
His wife said in a statement: For 60 years he has been an acclaimed, popular and much-loved performer."
Melly, wit. raconteur and writer as well as jazz singer, was the author of three acclaimed volumes of autobiography in which he wrote frankly about his bisexuality and heavy drinking.