The frontman to a popular indie pop band has died after injuries sustained following a ‘tragic accident’ at the River Clyde.The news was confirmed via the band’s Facebook page, which said that frontman for The Lapelles, Gary Watson, died following an accident which occurred on the night before his 22nd birthday.
The Facebook post said: “It’s with shock, heavy hearts and sadness that we have to let you know the news that Gary sadly passed away this morning as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic accident last night. Today was his 22nd birthday.”
Glasgow police received reports of man being in the water near Glasgow Bridge at around 10pm last night. While emergency services attempted to rescue him, he tragically died after being taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
The band appeared at a number of high profile festivals this year, including a spot on the T Break stage at Scotland’s T in the Park, as well as supporting slots with The Last Shadow Puppets.