Liam Reilly, the lead singer of Irish band Bagatelle, has died aged 65.

Liam Reilly, the lead singer of Irish band Bagatelle, has died aged 65.
The family of the pianist, singer and songwriter confirmed his passing in a statement today. 
“With sad hearts, the family of Liam Reilly, musician, songwriter and frontman of Bagatelle, wish to confirm that he passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on January 1st 2021”
Liam Reilly was the lead singer of Irish band Bagatelle for over 40 years
The statement said: “We know that his many friends and countless fans around the world will share in our grief as we mourn his loss, but celebrate the extraordinary talent of the man whose songs meant so much to so many”. 
The family has asked for privacy as they deal with his passing. 
“We ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this difficult time,” the statement read.
Bagatelle backstage during the ‘Self Aid’ concert in aid of Ireland’s unemployed, in the RDS, Dublin, on 17 May 1986. From left to right; John O’Brien, Ken Doyle, Wally McConville and Liam Reilly.
A native of Dundalk in Co Louth, Liam Reilly fronted the band Bagatelle for over 40 years. 
The band created the hits Summer in Dublin, Trump Card and Second Violin, along with many others.
Liam Reilly, Ken Doyle and Wally McConville formed the band in August 1978.