Singer Black dies in Cork hospital following traffic accident

The 53-year-old was best known for his hit "Wonderful Life"

Singer Black has died in hospital in County Cork.

The 53-year-old had been badly injured in a traffic accident on January 10th.

Black had a string of hits, and 15 albums, but will most likely be best remembered for 1987's "Wonderful Life".

Real name Colin Vearncombe, he had a home near Schull in West Cork, and had been driving to Cork Airport to catch a flight to Edinburgh when the accident happened.

He had been in a coma since, and according to his Facebook page he passed away from his injuries earlier today.

Colin Vearncombe26/5/1962 - 26/1/2016 You'll never walk alone. A full statement will follow shortly.

Posted by Black aka Colin Vearncombe on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

He had been in a coma since, and according to his Facebook page, he passed away from his injuries earlier today.

A simple post features the Liverpudian's photo, and the message "You'll Never Walk Alone".