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Tim Booth opens up about mother's death

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Aug 05, 2013 | 8:35am EDT

James frontman Tim Booth has told of his agony after his mother died in his arms last year (12). The Sit Down singer suffered a miserable 2012, losing his mum and two close friends, and he details his heartache in several songs on the band's upcoming new album. Booth insists his mother's death at the age of 90 was a "euphoric" moment but the passing of his pals blindsided him and left him devastated. He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "There is such a variety of death. I had three major losses last year in my life. My mum died in my arms when she was 90 and it was euphoric. It was just beautiful - and then another person died. "I didn't know they were ill because they kept it from me. It was a shock and really devastating for me because I didn't know. I didn't get to say goodbye. So death is not straightforward. It's not necessarily depressing. It's a lot of things and that has fed into a lot of the songs on the album."

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