Former 1960s British teen singing idol Scott Walker dead at 76

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British Teen Singing Idol Scott Walker Passes Away at 76

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Scott Walker, a teen singing idol during the 1960s whose music influenced stars like David Bowie, has died at the age of 76, the BBC reported.

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Walker's death was confirmed by his record label, 4AD, which tweeted that the singer was "one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music."

Walker, born Noel Scott Engel in Hamilton, Ohio, on Jan. 9, 1943, composed songs like “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine” and “Joanna,” the network reported.

Walker was the lead singer for The Walker Brothers from 1964 to 1967. Although born in the United States, Walker achieved most of his fame in the United Kingdom as a rock ’n’ roll singer and composer.

His dark baritone hinted at what Rolling Stone called his collection of "scary stories to sing in the dark."

Walker is survived by his daughter, Lee, his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee, and his partner Beverly, the BBC reported.

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