Ricky Valens Dies: Legendary 'Laura I Love Her' Welsh singer dies at 84



Welsh singer Ricky Valens has died at the age of 84 after a fight against dementia.


An agent for the Laura I Love Her Star story confirmed the sad news Friday.

Ricky was born in April 1939 in Annisad, Monmouthshire, Wales, and was named David Spencer and began his musical career early in the military.

Her single Tell Laura I Love Her became a number one hit in 1960 and released songs in the 60s, 70s, and 80s - her songs were released in 2016 on the 55th anniversary of her song.

The BBC reported on its agent on Friday: "[Ricky] was diagnosed with dementia and was in hospital before the start of the lockdown."

I can tell you that Laura I Love Her is a controversial song about the story of a boy named Tommy who loves a girl.

The track spent 16 weeks on the charts - three of them at number one.

Although he enjoyed success with a single, his two songs reached the UK Top 50.

Ricky has his wife Evelyn and the two have lived in Skegness, Lincolnshire since 2015.

He previously lived in Spain, where he performed in Costa Blanca.

Singer fans took to social media to mourn his death.

One fan tweeted: "Ricky Valens, RIP. Wales is a great singer. Let me say I like Laura. Her song is a tearful end."

Another commented: "Something else is gone. RIP. Hope Laura is waiting for you."

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