Geoff Stephens, chart-topping pop songwriter, dies aged 86

Musician who had UK and US No 1s with the New Vaudeville Band, David Soul and more died from pneumonia after surviving Covid-19 last year

Geoff Stephens, the prolific Grammy-winning British songwriter behind hits such as Winchester Cathedral and The Crying Game, has died aged 86.

In a message confirming the news to Variety, his family wrote: “Dad survived Covid-19 in the spring but passed away with my Mum, his wife of 63 years, by his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia.”

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