Radio salutes The Angels’ Doc Neeson

Staff Writer

It was with great regret today that The Angels announced we were never gonna see his face again.

Tributes have flowed for The Angels front man Doc Neeson.

The Australian rock icon was 67 and died 17 months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour 17 months ago.


The Triple M network honoured Neeson in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by broadcasting a live 30 minute special with Lee Simon at midday.

Simon had a live chat with John Brewster who recorded one of the last radio interviews with The Angels’ star last year.

This same special ran on the Localworks network later in the day.

The One Percenters with Man Tilley and Joe Hildebrand also spoke with The Angels’ drummer Brent Eccles this afternoon.

Eccles will also appear on Mix 94.5’s breakfast show in the morning.

The Angels' official statement about the passing of Neeson said:

"It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of Angels singer/songwriter Bernard 'Doc' Neeson – loving father, family member and friend to so many – announce he has passed away in his sleep at 7.15am, today, 4th June 2014.

He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning. He will be deeply missed by his family and partner Annie Souter who would all like to thank everyone for their support through this dark time.

"We love you Dad. You couldn't have made any of your sons more proud of you if you tried. May your beautiful soul rest in peace sweet angel, fly high." Dzintra, Daniel, Aidan and Kieran.

"Good Night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." With love forever, Annie – borrowed from William Shakespeare – Hamlet"



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