Coventry City Football Association have paid tribute to Terry Hall following the death of The Specials frontman last weekend.
Earlier this week The Specials announced the death of Hall, who died of pancreatic cancer last Sunday (December 18), aged 63.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Terry, our beautiful friend, our brother, and one of the brightest singers and musicians this country has ever produced,” the band wrote on Twitter. thread.
“Terry was a wonderful husband and father and one of the kindest, funniest and most loyal souls. His music and performances captured the essence of life…the joy, the pain, the humor, the fight for justice. love.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him and leaves behind the gift of his extraordinary music and profound humanity. Terry left the stage at the end of The Specials concerts with three words: ‘Love Love Sees it’.
The late singer’s hometown football club have paid tribute to the Coventry native with a digital flag at a recent game.
“Hi, I’m Terry and I’m going to enjoy myself first,” read the banner, lyrics to The Specials’ 1980 song ‘Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later than You Think)’. Terry Hall 03/19/1959 – 12/19/2022.
Other tributes have been paid to Hall in recent days, including Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, who shared a video of himself playing a solo piano rendition of The Specials’ 1980 hit “Friday Night”, along with posts another from Sleaford Mods, Billy. Bragg, The Libertines, New Order, Rowetta, Lol Tolhurst The Cure and many more.
On Tuesday (December 20) Horace Panter of The Specials shared a statement on Facebook describing the weeks leading up to Hall’s death.
In the post, he recalled receiving a phone call from the band’s manager, Steve Blackwell, informing him that Hall had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver.
“The world has lost a unique voice and I have lost a good friend,” he wrote.
Fans shared footage of Hall’s last concert with The Specials, which can be seen here.