Shirley Bassey reacts to 1960s singer's claims that she died

9 March 2018, 15:36

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Don't worry, she's fine.

Dame Shirley Bassey has reassured everyone, after Manfred Mann singer Mike D’Abo told audience members at a gig in Cardiff that he had been told that she had died.

After an “audible gasp” from the audience, the news quickly spread online – before a spokesperson for Shirley told Wales Online that the report were “completely false”, “unfair” to fans – and that she was “alive and kicking”.

Mike d'Abo - best known for singing on some of Manfred Mann's biggest hits including 'The Mighty Quinn' - was standing in for Chris Farlowe at The Sensational 60s Experience at St David's Hall.

Writing on Facebook, fan Gillian Harris said: "Went to see the fabulous 60s show at St David's Hall last night. Announced after the break that a good friend of theirs, Shirley Bassey, has died. The whole audience was shocked."

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Pamela Thain also wrote: "Great show tonight but Mike d'Abo everyone that Shirley Bassey died this evening and it will be on the news tomorrow."

81-year-old Shirley recently received the Nordoff Robins O2 Silver Clef Award for her contribution to music and the arts. Her last album release was 2014’s Hello Like Before.