Sixties pop star Trevor Ward-Davies, who shot to fame as a member of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, has died at the age of 70.

Ward-Davies - 'Dozy' in the British band - passed away on Tuesday (13Jan15) following a short illness.

The bassist was a founding member of the group, which enjoyed hits with Hold Tight!, Bend It!, The Legend of Xanadu, and Zabadak! in their 1960s heyday before breaking up in 1972 following the departure of frontman Dee three years earlier.

Speaking about his late bandmate, guitarist Ian 'Tich' Amey says, "He was very good fun to be with, a very good friend for many, many years and he will be terribly missed.

"It was his band. It all started off with Dozy before it ever got to Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. He was loveable in a lot of ways, was his own person and did what he wanted to do. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed."

The tragedy means only Tich, John 'Beaky' Dymond, and Michael 'Mick' Wilson remain from the original line-up, following the death of frontman Dee in 2009 after a battle with prostate cancer.