Rose-Marie Kane: Legendary Singer and Entertainer Passes Away at 68, Tributes Pour In

PACEMAKER PRESS INTERNATIONALRose-Marie died suddenly in Blackpool, said presenter Robin Elliott

The Northern Ireland music industry is in mourning as legendary singer and entertainer Rose-Marie Kane passed away at the age of 68. Originally hailing from County Down, Rose-Marie was a beloved figure in the entertainment world, having released 19 albums and graced prestigious stages such as the London Palladium and The Royal Variety Show.

Friends and colleagues have been left devastated by the news of her sudden passing in Blackpool. Belfast-based radio and TV presenter Robin Elliott expressed his grief on Facebook, stating that he will “miss her terribly.” Rose-Marie was set to host an evening of music and entertainment at the Joe Longthorne Theatre in Blackpool later this month, adding to the shock of her untimely death.

Fellow singer-songwriter Janey Kirk described the news as “awful” and “totally shocked,” highlighting the impact Rose-Marie had on those around her. The LGBTQ+ community also mourns the loss of a dear friend, with GNI director Daniel May expressing his shock and devastation at the news.

Rose-Marie’s presence in the entertainment industry extended beyond her music career, as she also hosted a show on BBC Radio Bedfordshire in the 1990s. Former station editor Mike Gibbons praised her work, stating that “everybody loved her” and highlighting her intuitive presenting skills that resonated with audiences.

The passing of Rose-Marie Kane marks the end of an era in Northern Irish entertainment, leaving a void that will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy as a talented singer, entertainer, and beloved personality will continue to live on in the hearts of her fans and colleagues.