Canadian rock legend Kenny Shields dies

Kenny Shields, the lead singer of Canadian classic rock 'n' roll band Streetheart, died Friday after cardiac surgery in Winnipeg, CBC News reported. He was 69.

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Shields and Streetheart charted during the 1970s and 1980s with hits like “Action,” “Hollywood,” “Here Comes the Night,” and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb.”

The group’s last album was 2008’s “The Hits/Anthology.” The band had planned a cross-country tour this year to celebrate its 40th anniversary, but scrapped the plan when Shields became ill earlier this month.

Shields’ wife and daughter were with him when he died around 3 a.m., according to close friend and bandmate Jeff Neill.

“The ones that he loved were by his side and he wasn’t in pain,” Neill told CBC News. “And he just slipped away.”

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce that our dear friend and bandmate Kenny Shields has passed away...

Posted by Kenny Shields and Streetheart/The Official Site on Friday, July 21, 2017

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