Nazareth bassist Pete Agnew breaks the news that his friend and former bandmate Dan McCafferty the former frontman of Scottish hard rock pioneers Nazareth, has died, aged 76. 

News of the Dunfermline-born singer’s passing was shared on Facebook by his friend Pete Agnew, the only original Nazareth member still touring with the band.

“Dan died at 12:40 today,” Agnew posted on Facebook. “This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make. Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend, and the world has lost one of the greatest singers who ever lived.

Too upset to say anything more at this time.”

Agnew and McCafferty’s former bandmate Manny Charlton passed away in July.