The crooner, who revealed he had an inoperable brain tumour in October (16), passed away on Friday (17Feb17).

A statement released by his family reads: "Peter's creativity in art, comedy and music stand as his legacy to love and laughter. The love he brought to us will continue to be shared with everyone through his music.

"We will miss him with all our hearts."

Skellern shot to fame with his first hit single, You're a Lady, in 1972.

He went on to release songs like Hold On to Love, Too Much I'm in Love, and Love is the Sweetest Thing, while he also sang the theme tune to U.K. TV series Billy Liar, and wrote the lyrics to the track One More Kiss, Dear, which was performed by musician Vangelis for the 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.

Skellern went on to form a group called Oasis in 1984 with theatre mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber's younger brother, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, and Welsh folk singer Mary Visconti.

In his later years, Skellern focused on writing choral music, and last year (16), he lived out his childhood dream of becoming an ordained priest in Cornwall, England, following special permission from the Archbishop of Canterbury.