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Bagatelle frontman Liam Reilly dies aged 65

Bagatelle frontman ‘Liam Reilly’ has died at the age of 65.

Liam Reilly, originally from Dundalk, represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 and finished second with the song ‘Somewhere in Europe’.

Mr Reilly also wrote Bagatelle’s best-known song ‘Summer in Dublin’ in 1980.

The band was also well-known for songs such as Leeson Street Lady and Second Violin.

Confirming his death on Saturday, his family stated, “With sad hearts, the family of Liam Reilly, musician, songwriter and frontman of Bagatelle, wish to confirm that he passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on January 1st,”.

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