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What was Joe Fagin’s cause of death? Legendary pop star dies aged 80

Joe Fagin, who sang Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’s theme tune has died at the age of 83.

The sad news was shared by Auf Wiedersehen, Pet on their social media account.

Joe Fagin
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet icon Joe Fagin dies aged 83 as fans share heartbreak

Joe Fagin cause of death

Joe’s death has left family, friends and co-stars devastated.

Sharing the news on their social media account, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, said: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Thank you so much for the memories Joe!”

The exact cause of Joe Fagin’s death has not been disclosed at this time.

Joe Fabin
The pop singer was best known for his hit song ‘Breakin’ Away/That’s Livin’ Alright’, which was used as the legendary 80s show’s theme tune

Who was Joe Fagin

Joe Fagin born January 1940  was a British pop singer-songwriter.

He is best known for the 1984 chart hit “Breakin’ Away / That’s Livin’ Alright”, and for singing a version of “As Time Goes By” for the 1990s BBC comedy series of the same name starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.

Fagin was musical director for Jim Davidson, including his 1983 Falklands tour. “Breakin’ Away” / “That’s Livin’ Alright”, the opening and closing theme songs to the first series of the comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, which as a double A-side reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1984.

In 1982, he had his only U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charting single, “Younger Days”. It was released there on Millennium Records and peaked at No. 80.

Joe Fagin cause of death
Joe Fagin has died

In 1985 he was part of The Crowd, which reached number one with the charity single “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for the Bradford City stadium fire.

“Get it Right” and “Back With the Boys Again”, the two songs for the second series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, were also released as a single, reaching number 53 in 1986.

He also sang the version of “As Time Goes By” used as the theme of the sitcom of the same name.

Joe Fagin released a greatest hits album in 1996, which included a cover of the Beatles song “She’s Leaving Home”.

“Breakin’ Away” / “That’s Livin’ Alright” was re-released when Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was repeated on Channel 4 in 1996.

A reworked version of “That’s Living Alright” was released on 5 June 2006 for the World Cup. However, “That’s England Alright” was an unofficial song, since Embrace were chosen to record the official song, “World at Your Feet”.

Joe Fagin death

Joe Fagin died on 5 September 2023, at the age of 83

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