Doc Neeson Dies

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The Angels frontman Doc Neeson died at the age of 67. The star, whose real name was Bernard Neeson, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 17 months after he discovered he was suffering from a brain tumor in 2012. Since then, the rocker was undergoing chemotherapy.

The band’s drummer Buzz Bidstrup took to Facebook.com to write, “It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Bernard ‘Doc’ Neeson today. He left this world early this morning and I join music lovers everywhere in mourning this great man.”

His sons added some words in a statement, “We love you Dad. You couldn’t have made any of your sons more proud of you if you tried.”

Neeson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1947. He moved to Australia with his family when he was 13. After a brief attempt to join the army, he got into music and performed with Moonshine Jug and String Band with Rick and John Brewster.

The band then changed the name to The Angeles with Doc as their lead singer. They had hits across four decades with tracks including Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Take a Long Line and Caught In The Night.

Doc stepped out of the band in 1999 after he was injured in a car accident. However, the band reunited in 2008. They called off all of their scheduled acts after it was announced that Neeson had a brain tumor in 2012.

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