Dan McCafferty, the co-founder and normal vocalist of the Scottish laborious rock band Nazareth, died on Tuesday at the age of 76.

Pete Agnew, the bassist for Nazareth, confirmed Dan’s loss of life in a heartfelt message.

“Dan died at 12: 40 right this moment,” Pete wrote on Nazareth’s Facebook page. “Right here is the saddest announcement I ever had to affect.”

Pete didn’t present a reason for loss of life but paid his respects to Dan’s family.

“Maryann and the family contain lost a excellent searching loving husband and father, I in actuality contain lost my finest buddy and the sphere has lost among the finest singers who ever lived,” Pete added. “Too upset to roar anything extra at the present.”

Dan stopped touring after practically 50 years with Nazareth, who’re finest identified for hits comparable to Hair of the Dog and Be pleased Hurts, ensuing from health difficulties in 2013.

McCafferty talked about his life with chronic obstructive pulmonary illness (COPD), a chronic inflammatory lung condition that obstructs airflow from the lungs, in a 2014 interview with Traditional Rock Right here and Now.

“I will no longer remark on tour look after I mature to anymore,” he explained. “I resolve whereas you would possibly per chance well well’t carry out the job then you in point of fact need to no longer be there… I’m unhappy about it but I real can no longer remark a complete space live anymore.”

In 2019, he launched his third and remaining solo album, Closing Testament.

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