Delays singer Greg Gilbert has died, it has been confirmed.
The vocalist formed the indie band alongside his brother, Aaron Gilbert, with Delays enjoying early success with such singles as ‘Nearer Than Heaven’.
A wonderful singer blessed with incredible range, he powered Delays’ excellent debut album ‘Faded Seaside Glamour’.
In all, the band released four albums, before the group went on hiatus in 2010.
Greg Gilbert was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in 2016, undergoing extensive treatment.
Remaining on social media, his positive outlook was a genuine inspiration to fans, maintaining a connection throughout his treatment.
Taking off cancer treatment earlier this year, news of Greg Gilbert’s passing was confirmed a few moments ago.
In a statement on social media, brother Aaron Gilbert said Greg died “surrounded in the endless love that us and all of you have given him on this journey…”
“He was my brother, and my best friend,” he writes, “and it was the greatest honour to be with him as he took one last gentle breath before leaving us.”
— Aaron Gilbert (@AaronDelays) September 30, 2021