Vince Hill death: English singer passed away at 89, cause of death and obituary


Vince Hill death: English singer passed away at 86.
Legendary singer VINCE HILL has passed away (Source: Facebook)


Vince Hill, a vocalist who achieved his biggest chart success with a rendition of Edelweiss, has passed away at the age of 89.

He was well-known in the 1960s and 1970s for his work as a performer and a TV host, particularly for the episode of “They Sold A Million” that included Dusty. Vince also had a prosperous radio and television career.

People shared their fondest moments and experiences with the beloved singer, highlighting the impact he had on the music industry. Here’s what we know about his career and Vince Hill cause of death.

English singer Vince Hill passed away at 86

We regret to inform the passing news of Legendary singer Vince Hill at the age of 89. He was a true superstar blessed with a rare talent and one of the finest voices in music history.

The announcement below was published on Vince Hill’s official website to inform about his passing.

Sadly we have to share news none of us want to hear… We’re very sorry to have to tell you Vince has left us He passed peacefully at home in Henley this afternoon Vince created a musical legacy… He and his tunes will remain forever in our hearts. One of a kind. Thank you for the music Vince. And for being such a wonderful guy. Loved universally Please give family + friends time to come to terms with their loss Let’s all raise a glass to Vince… Here’s to you V… you bloody legend xxx xxx.

Vince Hill cause of death

According to the official statement, Vince Hill passed away at home in Henley-on-Thames on July 22, 2023, at the age of 89. 

Other than that no exact cause of death has been revealed yet. However, it is essential to await an official announcement. At this point, we have very little information about his passing but will update you as further details emerge.

We’ll update this article as soon as additional information becomes available. Moreover, the family’s privacy must be respected even though attempts are being made to compile pertinent information and promptly deliver the most recent updates.

Also, the news of Vince Hill’s passing was confirmed by English musician and singer Tony Christie on his official Facebook page. Vince Hill was Tony Christie’s dear friend and a legendary singer.

Oh no, I’ve just heard about my dear mate Vince Hill passing today. We met up not too long ago after too many years and we hugged, shared some old memories, shed a few tears and promised we would stay in touch. Sadly life gets in the way. Sue and I are praying you’re in the arms of your beloved Annie and Athol. May you all rest in peace back together. Love Tony & Sue xx

Vince Hill’s illness before passing

Hill had a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2004 and had successful keyhole surgery. He was also found to have chronic myeloid leukemia a year later after a routine blood test.

The sickness was successfully treated and brought under control. His autobiography, ‘Another Hill to Climb’ (Bank House Books), which he co-wrote with Nick Charles, was published in 2010.

In October 2010, Hill was named a Patron of The Macular Society. In 2011, Hill was diagnosed with AMD, which was a major factor in his hesitant decision to stop performing live.

Hill helped society fight macular illness by donating all of the revenue from sales of his “Legacy” greatest hits CD to the organization.

Additionally, Hill published a 2021 charity calendar in limited supply, with all proceeds going to The Macular Society Hill just had a stroke, it was announced on Twitter in August 2021.

Vince, who was losing his sight to Macular Disease, said:

“I am thrilled to become a Patron of The Macular Society! I have Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in my eyes. It’s been coming on for years, and my consultant registered me in 2019 as Partially Sighted. And following that, I started to explore what support was out there for me as I knew my condition was incurable and only going to get worse!  

The Macular Society charity was wonderfully supportive, offering me counseling by phone, which helped me come to terms with my diagnosis. I am absolutely in sympathy that this life-changing disease does not get as much publicity as some medical conditions do, which is why I wanted to use my celebrity to help raise awareness and support.

Who was Vincent Hill?

Vincent Hill was an English traditional pop music singer and songwriter best known for his recording of the Rodgers and Hammerstein show tune “Edelweiss” (1967), which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart (staying on the chart for 17 weeks).

On April 16, 1934, Vincent Hill was born in Holbrooks, Coventry. At the age of seventeen, he had his professional singing debut in Margate, Kent at a pub called The Prospect.

However, after working as a baker, truck driver, and coal miner, he decided to pursue music full-time. His first big break occurred when he saw an ad for a vocalist for The Band of the Royal Corps of Signals in the “Melody Maker” magazine.

One of the most recognizable and successful singing singers in Britain is VINCE HILL, who is instantly recognizable. With the help of popular singles, illustrious performances, and TV and radio shows, he established a name for himself both nationally and internationally.

He has since gone on multiple US tours, including a run of sold-out performances with the Florida Symphony Orchestra. Future concerts are already being organized thanks to the American link, which resulted in US representation. But Vince has had success before.

Almost every major venue in the world is represented on his amazing list of performances, including the Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the renowned London Palladium.

Aside from recording, he has frequently performed as a guest performer with renowned orchestras and bands, such as the legendary Squadronaires and the renowned BBC Big Band, with whom he has made numerous TV and radio appearances.

Vince also enjoys singing in front of Her Majesty The Queen at the “Celebrity Concerts” held on board the QE2 and P&O’s flagship Oriana. 

Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the music world on social media.

Ted Carfrae said,

So my dear friend left us yesterday. Vince Hill was one of the nicest, most loyal, and most genuine people I have ever known. A true superstar blessed with a rare talent and one of the finest voices in music history. It is a truly sad day for all of us who had the pleasure of working with him and loving him as a friend. RIP Vince and thank you.

Tony Blackburn wrote,

Sorry to hear that Singer Vince Hill passed away yesterday. We were in the same agency in the 60s and he was a very nice guy. He had a great voice and had a big hit in 1967 with his version of Edelweiss. R.I.P. Vince.

Alton Douglas wrote,

Vince Hill, 89, was another great loss to the music world. I did a week with him in Torquay and over a dozen one-night stands. He loved our Old English Sheepdog, Groucho, so much he finished up with four of them. He was one of the good guys and Jo and I were very fond of him.

Miss Beverly Hills wrote,

Saddened this morning to hear of yet another passing….Vince Hill. Mum loved him and even worked with him on occasion…loved his Edelweiss release, which reached No2 in the charts. RIP Vince…..

Vince Hill’s Obituary

Vince Hill obituary

Saying goodbye is often difficult, and it can be hard to find the words to express how you feel about a loved one who has passed. I write this obituary with a heavy heart to inform you of the demise of legendary singer Vince Hill. 

He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. He had a great voice and had a big hit in 1967 with his version of Edelweiss. R.I.P. Vince. His multi-million-selling song “Edelweiss” from the 1960s made him a well-known recording artist.

Vince has recorded theme songs for five movie soundtracks, released 25 studio albums, and gained notoriety both nationally and internationally through his hit songs and sold-out appearances at some of the most prestigious concert venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the London Palladium. 

His family needs you to be strong now. Also, it’s not a time to mourn. It’s time to look back and remember all the good things in life he did for you.

Moreover, his family will make further announcements regarding funeral services and preparations. No details on survivors were immediately available. A wife and son predeceased him. And as soon as we receive official reports, we will update the information.

During this difficult time, our thoughts and sympathies go out to Vince Hill’s fans, family, and loved ones. May they find comfort and strength as they mourn his loss. Feel free to drop your condolences below in the comment section.


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