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Singer of Scottish band Lapelles dies in tragic accident

Singer of Scottish band Lapelles dies in tragic accident

Music fans are in shock today after James Watson, singer of young Scottish band The Lapelles, died in a tragic accident.

The group, fresh from supporting The Last Shadow Puppets, were on everybody's 'One To Watch' list.

The band's post on the incident read: "It's with shock, heavy hearts and sadness that we have to let you know the news that Gary sadly passed away this morning as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic accident last night.

"Today was his 22nd birthday. We are lost for words and struggling to process such a tragedy.

"Gary was a creative force, a man who without his vision this band wouldn't exist. We have lost a friend, a brother, a hero.

"At the moment it doesn't seem real. We send our deepest condolences to Gary's family and would appreciate your respect in allowing them & us some peace whilst we grieve.

"Forever in our hearts, with peace you go. X"

Police received reports of a man being in water near to Glasgow Bridge, off Jamaica Street, at around 10pm last night, it is not being treated as suspicious.

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