Big Tom McBride, Irish country music star, dies at 81
The renowned Irish country music singer, Big Tom McBride, has died at the age of 81.
Mr McBride's career spanned more than five decades on the Irish country music scene.
In a statement, his family said Mr McBride had "passed away peacefully".
They said he would "be sadly missed by all who knew him". The County Monaghan man was inducted into the Irish Country Music Awards Hall of Fame in June 2016.
Donegal singer, Daniel O'Donnell, said the world of country music "is a richer place" because of the music Mr McBride left behind.
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