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Blues singer Tam White dies, aged 68

Tam White
Image caption Tam White was born in 1942

Veteran blues singer Tam White has died at the age of 68, after collapsing following a gym session.

The Edinburgh singer, who acted alongside Mel Gibson in Braveheart, died on Monday.

A fixture at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, he also supported a string of stars including BB King, Al Green and Van Morrison.

He lived in The Grassmarket until he was 13 before moving with his family to Saughtonhall and became a stonemason.

Mr White formed The Boston Dexters in Edinburgh in 1964 and, following a record deal with Columbia Records, he moved to London.

He went solo after the band split three years later.

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