The Pretty Things singer Phil May dies after bike fall aged 75

The Pretty Things frontman Phil May has died at the age of 75, it has been confirmed.

The star suffered a bike fall and had undergone emergency surgery this week in which complications had ‘set in’, his representatives confirmed in a statement.

The singer, who had been in lockdown with his family, passed away in hospital on Friday morning.

‘It is with very deep sadness that the management of the Pretty Things has to announce the death of the band’s lead singer, Phil May,’ they confirmed.

‘Phil May passed away at 7.05am on Friday 15 May at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was 75.

‘He had been locked down in Norfolk with his family and, during the week Phil had suffered a fall from his bike and had undergone emergency hip surgery, after which complications set in.’


The statement continued: ‘Phil had been in poor health for some time when the Pretty Things played their last live concert, The Final Bow, on 13 December 2018 at the Indigo, O2 where they were joined onstage by old friends David Gilmour and Van Morrison.’

Tributes have also poured in online from fans who have sent their well-wishes to the singer’s family.

One fan tweeted: ‘An incredible band with an untouchable legacy, who, over fifty years in, are still so welcoming and warm to those joining their musical family. Rest easy Phil, and thank you.’

Another said: ‘Sad to be reading that long-time Pretty Things singer Phil May has passed.’

One added: ‘RIP Phil May. Pretty Things. Another one gone. Many memories x’

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