Guernsey musician Dave Fuller, who wrote and performed for most of his life, has died after a short illness.
The 66-year-old passed away at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday.
Mr Fuller started out playing with cover bands in the 1960s and was well-known as a member of the Westcoasters, a band of Elizabeth College pupils.
His first record deal was signed with the group Rialto and his third album, called Being Human, was released in 2007.
In his last interview with BBC Guernsey in April Mr Fuller, who had suffered heart problems for a number of years, said: "Music is my life, music is my life buoy, music is what's kept me and my soul connected.
"My brain still works, I spend time writing lyrics and stuff - none of that comes easily. So... it's a good thing."
Mr Fuller leaves wife Andie and two sons Tom and Duncan.