Dominic Grant (Grant & Forsyth) died at the age of 71

Dominic Grant, known for the British vocal duo Grant & Forsyth, died on Wednesday at the age of 71. His family announced it on Friday.

In a statement, his wife Julie Forsyth says: With great sadness I have to announce that on Wednesday 18 November I suddenly lost my dear Dominic to an abdominal aortic aneurysm (…) He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and brand-new grandfather. My heart is broken.

Dominic Grant and his wife Julie were both originally members of the British pop group Guys n Dolls. In 1980 they moved to the Netherlands where they started working with producer Gerard Stellaard. When this formation fell apart in 1985, the two continued together. They made more than ten country albums, and their hits include The sun aint gonna shine anymore, My Baby, Somewhere between, Turning over new leaves and The greatest gift of all.

The duo was very popular in the Netherlands and performed there several times. In 2013 they toured the Netherlands for a month with a theatre show on the occasion of their 40-year artist anniversary. Grant & Forsyth were a guest appearance during the wildwest edition of the Toppers in the Arena in 2017.