How did Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw die? Big Fat Panda band singer cause of death explained

Bigfat Panda Andy Laidlaw passed away. (Source: Facebook)
Bigfat Panda Andy Laidlaw cause of death. (Source: Facebook)


We regret to inform you of the demise of Big Fat Panda band lead singer Andrew “Andy” Laidlaw. On September 16, 2023, Andy Laidlaw suddenly passed away, leaving a loss that will be hard to fill.

The unresolved mystery surrounding his death, which leaves admirers and well-wishers looking for answers and lamenting the loss of a wonderful ability, only serves to make his departure even more tragic.

To learn more about Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw, including who he was, how he passed away, what caused his passing, memorials to him, and much more, keep reading the article!

Who was Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw?

Andy Laidlaw was the lead singer of Edinburgh ska legends Big Fat Panda. He made a commitment to grow his hair out till the Big One 9 at the Big One 8. He raised £1,975, surpassing his $1,000 goal. During Big Fat Pandas’ online Big One 9 concert, you can watch Andy get his head shaved.

A UK Ska group called BIG FAT PANDA hails from the lovely city of Edinburgh. The band was started by a group of friends who had been playing in different Ska bands for a while before deciding that they would have more fun performing together than apart.

As a result, they combined their respective skills and expertise to form the Pandas.created to skank! Big Fat Panda are an exhilarating live group featuring largely original material and a few unmistakable and instantly recognizable oldies that will appeal to fans of Ska music of all stripes. They are full of fun but also serious song writers.

Big Fat Panda frequently receives invitations to perform at important gatherings in the UK, including festivals and scooter rallies, and they frequently hold concerts in their hometown of Edinburgh. No matter the event, Big Pat Panda is a live act that you just cannot miss because of how much excitement and joy they produce during their performances.

Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw passed away

Andrew “Andy” Laidlaw, a well-known Big Fat Panda lead singer, sadly passed away on September 16, 2023. The death of Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw shocked the entertainment community as well as his followers all around the world.

The heartbreaking information was revealed on the official Facebook page of Big Fat Panda.

It is with broken hearts we must announce the loss of our Andy Laidlaw.
Andy passed away peacefully early this morning in the Edinburgh Royal. We understand how hard this news is to take, and it is a testament to his kind, caring, loving character just how many lives Andy touched.
The time for words and a celebration of Andy’s life will come, but for now, we as a band, and Andy’s family, ask for privacy from questions. We also ask that you keep his daughters in your thoughts.
Andy was the best of us, and his passing takes a piece of us all with him.
With love,
Andy’s Pandas ❤️🐼

Although Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw passed away, his legacy as a dedicated musician and a cherished person will live on and continue to empower us all.

Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw cause of death

For the past few years, singer Andrew “Andy” Laidlaw has had health problems. In July 2023, he was hospitalized to Edinburgh Royal Hospital, where he underwent two heart operations, as he reported on his Facebook page.

As fans continued to ask about Andy, the band Big Fat Panda also continued to update about his health on Facebook. Andy experienced a number of cardiac arrests in August 2023 when he was getting ready for a scheduled heart repair operation. According to Band, the surgery was successful, and he was resting in the intensive care unit while being deeply sedated.

After a few days, it was reported that Andy was breathing on his own after the ventilation system had been taken away for a short while. Everyone believed that this was a significant development and prayed that Andy would survive; yet, despite all of their efforts and prayers, he passed away.

Tributes to Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw

Following his passing at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital, tributes to the late singer Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw have surfaced online. He is remembered as one of the best singers of all time by his followers and friends.

Band Bombskare wrote: “We’re gutted at the news that our brother Big Andy Laidlaw has passed away. Many will know him from his band Big Fat Panda but Andy was one of the core members of Bombskare from the very beginning and a vital part of our music. His energy and musicality were legendary and he instilled that in all the bands he played with, especially us. When he left the band in 2002 to move to England, we seriously considered giving up because we couldn’t see the band without him. Fortunately, that didn’t happen but now, unfortunately, we all have to consider the world without him, and that’s devastating. Our thoughts are with his daughters and family and his bandmates. Love you, mate…”

Band Over The Bridge Events wrote: “So Heartbreaking hearing the sad news that our good friend Andy from Big Fat Panda has lost his fight and taken away from us far to soon💔We will miss you buddy but you will never be forgotten ❤️Thinking of Andy’s Daughters, family, band mates and all his friends at this such sad time 💔💔

Band Band Manners wrote: “The world has lost an incredible human today! Big Fat Panda front man Andy Laidlaw has sadly passed away!! All of our thoughts are with the family, the big fat panda family and all of his friends and fans from all over! Rest In Peace Andy !!!!”

The plans for Andrew “Andy” Laidlaw’s funeral are still being finalized. When his family makes the information public, we’ll keep you informed. We send our sincere sympathies to Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw’s family, friends, and fans. May God grant him eternal peace. Please remember him and his people in your prayers.

Visit our website frequently to read more articles of a similar nature, and don’t forget to leave supportive comments for Andrew ‘Andy’ Laidlaw’s cherished family as they navigate this difficult period.


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