The Bay City Roller’s frontman, Les McKeown, has passed away aged 65, his wife and son confirmed through a statement posted onto the singer’s social media accounts.

The statement read: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown.”

Les sadly passed away on Tuesday April 20th 2021.

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Who is Les McKeown’s wife?

Les McKwoen’s wife is Peko Keiko. The couple met in 1978 and share one son together, Jubei.

Speaking to Starsat60, Les McKeown said: “God know why she’s put up with me for this long, she could have kicked my arse right out the door a long time ago.”

Les continued:

“We went through a bit of a rough patch but then we got back together again and everything is good now, I don’t want to change things round in my life now. I met her in 1978 and we’ve been going out ever since, how long is that?”

According to Daily Record John McLaughlin, Les’ former manager, said:

“I’m very sad and shocked and so is Keiko, his wife. She is heartbroken and called me from Les’ phone with the news. I picked up and thought it was Les wanting a chat.”

Les McKeown dies aged 65

Les McKeown has died at age 65, his family confirmed via a statement on social media. It read:

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown.”

“Leslie died suddenly at home on Tuesday 20 April. We are currently making arrangements for his funeral and ask for privacy after the shock of our profound loss. Thank you. Keiko and Jubei McKeown.”

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