Cliff Fish Obituary, Death – Cliff Fish, a musician for Paper Lace, has passed away at the age of 73. In the 1970s, the band dominated the charts, scoring numerous number ones around the world and entering the top 40 with multiple hits. Cliff was in his 20s when the band Paper Lace was “discovered” on the talent show Opportunity Knocks. Paper Lace went on to become one of the most successful bands to emerge from Nottingham.
After that, the band from Nottingham went on to achieve widespread success with the singles “Billy Don’t Be a Hero” and “The Night Chicago Died.” In a statement to The Sun, his wife Elaine and son Rob broke the news of his passing, saying, “We just wanted to share the sad news that Cliff passed away on Friday afternoon after losing his battle with cancer.” Cliff had been battling cancer for some time before his death.
Elaine and Rob continued to explain that despite the challenges that Cliff faced during his two-year battle with illness, he met them with bravery, courage, and lived his life to the fullest he possibly could right up until the end. They continued by saying, “Everyone who knows Cliff will already be aware of what a caring, genuine, wonderful, fun-loving, wonderful person he was, and what a joy it was to spend time in his company. Not only was he skilled as a musician and performer, but he also was successful in all else he tried in life. Throughout it all, he was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.