Smith had been ill for two years. Young (62) announced the news of the death of his wife herself on Twitter. “She died peacefully in the presence of her family, her best friends and her four children,” he reported.

The British singer, known from the hit Love of the Common People, got to know the model in 1983 on the set of the video clip of his song Come Back and Stay . Four years later they gave each other the yes. The couple has four children, of whom Smith got one when the couple separated for a while.