Alvin Stardust, who appeared at the Guildhall Arts Centre only last month, has died after suffering a short illness.
The 72-year-old singer passed away at his home surrounded by family.
He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
These included “My Coo Ca Choo”, “Jealous Minds” and “Feel Like Buddy Holly”.
He made his musical debut in the early Sixties in unknown teen band Shane Fenton and the Fentones.
They went on to enjoy a handful of hits in the UK Charts, including “I’m A Moody Guy”, “Cindy’s Birthday” and “It’s All Over Now”, released via Parlophone records.
They eventually parted ways, and Jewry disappeared from the music industry for almost a decade before he emerged in the early Seventies with a brand new persona – Alvin Stardust – a glam pop rocker.
Grantham musician Trevor Leeson, who was on the same bill on September 20th, said he was sad to hear of the passing of Alvin.
He said: “I can’t claim to have known him well as I only met him for the first time on the 19th September when we did the show together at the Grange in Radcliffe and again at the Guildhall Theatre on the 20th.
“I’d heard from Vince Eager that he was well liked and respected in the business and during my brief encounters with him I could see how this reputation went before him.
“ He wasn’t even slightly “big-time” even though he had every right to be at least a little aloof. He was humble enough to congratulate me on my performances on both nights and he came across as someone you’d be happy to have a pint with in the pub.
“ On stage, despite the fact that he was evidently already very ill, he was the complete professional. He knew people had paid money to see him and he was obviously determined to make sure they weren’t disappointed.
“ One nice little touch, I thought, was when he kindly signed a single for record shop owner Dave Morgan as Shane Fenton.
“Whether we knew him as Shane Fenton, Alvin Stardust or even Bernard Jewry a lot of people in or out of showbiz will mourn his passing.”