British singer CRISPIAN ST. PETERS has died at the age of 71.
The pop star, who rose to fame in the 1960s, passed away on Tuesday (08Jun10) at his home in Kent, south-east England, after suffering a lengthy illness.
St. Peters, real name Robin Peter Smith, is best known for his 1966 top 10 U.K. hits Pied Piper and You Were On My Mind and he once hailed himself better than Elvis Presley, "sexier than Dave Berry and more exciting than Tom Jones".
The singer-songwriter retired from music in 2001 due to ill health.
Chief of Red Admiral Records, Chris Ashman, confirmed St. Peters' death, saying in a statement, "Crispian was loved, cherished and admired by anyone and everyone fortunate enough to meet him."