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Joan Regan dead at 85

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Sep 14, 2013 | 5:27am EDT

British singer and TV host Joan Regan has died, aged 85. The star reportedly passed away in London on Thursday (12Sep13), but no more details about her death were available as WENN went to press. Regan launched her singing career in the 1950s, scoring a number of hits with covers of American classics, and she moved into TV when she was given a regular singing slot on BBC series Quite Contrary. She later landed her own show, Be My Guest, which featured variety performances and ran for four seasons. She also became a regular on the London stage, appearing alongside stars including Max Bygraves and Sir Cliff Richard, while Regan went on to appear on TV in America singing with big names such as Perry Como. Regan suffered a major blow in 1984 when she fell in the shower and hit head her, causing a blood clot on the brain which left her paralysed and unable to speak. However, she fought back and made a complete recovery, even reviving her singing career.

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