Heatlie died on 8 April 2023, at the age of 76. This articles speaks on the cause of his death, obituary and funeral.
Bob Heatlie was born in Craigmillar, in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he started learning the saxophone from his father when he was six years old. He later played drums in his father’s band.
One of the partners of Heatlie was the Hungarian singer Éva Csepregi, lead vocalist of disco band Neoton Família. Heatlie produced her solo albums from 1985 to 1992, which were released in Europe and South Korea and were popular in Soviet Union and Asia. In 1992, Csepregi and Heatlie had a son, David.
He was born on July 20, 1946, in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. His most successful and prominent songs are “Japanese Boy” and “Merry Christmas Everyone”, both substantial 1980s pop chart hits across Europe and beyond: the first being a 1981 novelty hit, recorded by Scottish singer Aneka and released by the German record label Hansa, while the latter being a 1985-released Christmas hit, recorded by Welsh artist Shakin’ Stevens.
This last song also reached no. 1 in the UK Singles Chart, and has since then become an annual mainstay of radio airplay in and around the December holidays. This song was written by Heatlie in the middle of a heatwave during the summer.
Heatlie died on 8 April 2023, at the age of 76.
Bob Heatlie cause of death
Bob Heatlie’s cause of death has not yet been made known by the family but will be communicated soon when reported.
Bob Heatlie obituary
The Scotsman passed away on Saturday 8 April 2023 with his friends and family taking to social media to pay tribute.
Shakin’ Stevens paid tribute to Bob Heatlie on his Tiwwter page. He wrote on Twitter: ‘Last weekend we heard the sad news that our dear friend, Bob Heatlie, had passed away.
‘Bob was not only exceptionally talented but also a great human being. A light has gone out, and we will sorely miss our friend. All our love to Bob’s family at this sad time. Shaky & Sue”.
Bob Heatlie Funeral
The family of Bob Heatlie are yet to communicate the details of his funeral.