Daddy Cool Bassist Wayne Duncan Dies, Aged 72

Australia has lost another music legend in Daddy Cool bass player Wayne Duncan, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 72.

His death — from a stroke, according to Noise11 — comes nine months after guitarist and fellow Daddy Cool founding member Ross Hannaford also passed away.

“It is with the deepest regret that Daddy Cool announce the passing this morning of our wonderful friend and bass player Wayne Duncan at 72 after a short illness,” Daddy Cool posted on their official Facebook page.

“Our condolences to his partner Anne and his daughters Catherine and Justine who have requested privacy at this time. R.I.P. brother Wayne.”

Duncan and Hannaford founded the iconic Melbourne band with Ross Wilson and Gary Young back in 1970, and went on to pen the Aussie rock anthems Eagle Rock and Come Back Again, selling over 100,000 albums nationwide.

Duncan was one of the things that made Daddy Cool so cool, with one Facebook commentator pointing out that Hannaford once described his laid-back bass stylings as being like a “comfy armchair”.

The last time Daddy Cool played together was for their induction into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame back in 2014.

Watch: Daddy Cool – ‘Eagle Rock’

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