Boney M singer Bobby Farrell
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Boney M singer Bobby Farrell dies

Bobby Farrell, front man of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced.

The singer was found dead in a hotel room in St Petersburg, Russia, where he had been performing, John Seine said.

Farrell, the only male member of the popular four-piece, had been due to perform in Italy on New Year's Eve. The cause of his death has yet to be established.

The original Boney M were known for such hits as Daddy Cool and Rivers of Babylon. They disbanded in 1986.

Daddy Cool video courtesy of BMG