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Henry Hall, Britain's Got Talent 2017 Finalist Dies Aged 86

Henry Hall, Britain's Got Talent 2017 Finalist Dies Aged 86

Henry Hall, a pensioner from Doncaster who became famous after reaching the final of Britain's Got Talent, has died at the age of 86.

Hall died on 28 April, but news of his death has only just become public.

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An obituary for Hall read: "In both life and death, Henry definitely did it his way!

"He died peacefully at home, as he wished, with his family. He lived an extraordinary life and was known to a great many people as H from Cusworth's Motorcycles and latterly half of The Pensionalities from Britain's Got Talent."

"He was loved by many, forgotten by none and will be greatly missed by all."

Henry (left) and his singing partner Malcolm Sykes. Credit: ITV
Henry (left) and his singing partner Malcolm Sykes. Credit: ITV

A spokesperson for Britain's Got Talent told The Metro: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of Henry Hall.

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"The Pensionalities were a much loved part of Britain's Got Talent and we send our deepest sympathies to Malcolm and all of Henry's friends and family."

Hall, alongside his friend Malcolm Sykes, shot to fame after appearing on the ITV talent show as singing duo The Pensionalities.

They reached the final of the 2017 edition of the show, where they were eventually beaten by pianist Tokio Myers.

They wowed the judges with a rendition of Frank Sinatra's classic song 'You Make Me Feel So Young' while dressed in flat caps and trench coats.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: News, uk news, TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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