The Outfield Frontman Tony Lewis Dies At 62
Tony Lewis, singer and bassist with ‘80s pop-rock group The Outfield, died Monday at his home near London, England. He was 62.“He was a beautiful soul who touched so many lives with his love, his spirit, and his music,” read a message on his official Twitter account. “
He loved his fans dearly and enjoyed every opportunity he had when meeting all of you.”
A cause of death was not immediately disclosed but publicist Bari Lieberman said Lewis died "suddenly and unexpectedly.”
Although based in England, The Outfield – which Lewis formed with John Spinks and Alan Jackman – had more success in North America than at home. Its 1985 debut album Play Deep made the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.
The Outfield had several Top 40 hits in Canada – “Your Love” in 1986, “Voice of Babylon” in 1989 and “For You” in 1990.
The band released several albums over the years and toured extensively, even following Jackman’s departure. Lewis released a solo album, Out of the Darkness, in 2018 and an EP of acoustic recordings earlier this year.
Spinks succumbed to liver cancer in 2014 at the age of 60.
Lewis is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol, as well as two daughters and three grandchildren.
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