A memorial service has been held for late RIGHTEOUS BROTHER star BOBBY HATFIELD.

His partner BILL MEDLEY sang gospel song PRECIOUS LORD at the service at MARINERS CHURCH, Irvine, California yesterday (11NOV03), which was attended by friends and fans of the YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING singer.

Medley told the assembled crowd, "I'm going to miss looking to my right on stage and seeing my friend."

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star Brad Garrett, who was also in attendance, also reminisced about when he opened for the pop act in the late eighties.

He joked, "Bobby was really a mentor because he was the only one who could out-drink and out-gamble me."

Hatfield died aged 63 on 5 November (03) from a suspected heart attack, hours before he was due to go on stage with Medley.

12/11/2003 17:36