The Belfast born 1962 and 1963 UK entrant Ronnie Carroll has died on Monday following a short illness.
Mr. Carroll had a political career as well as a Eurovision career, he was about to stand as an independent in the election in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency this year. He had previously stood unsuccesfully in elections before as well. However, interesting enough, in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election in 2008, he failed in his mission to get “null points”, gaining an almost respectable 29.
He represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962 and 1963 with Ring-A-Ding Girl and Say Wonderful Things, finishing fourth both times.
Our condolences to his family and fans. May he rest in peace.