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Family "devastated" at death of Viola Beach bassist

Tomas Lowe's family said he had been "living the dream" in the band Credit: Lowe family handout

The family of Viola Beach bass player Tomas Lowe said spoken of their devastation after he was killed in a car accident along with his three bandmates and manager.

They said that his life was "tragically cut short" in the crash in Sweden in a tribute released on Sunday night.

We have been devastated by the death of Tomas and the other members of Viola Beach, Kris, Jack, River and Craig.

Tomas was the best son, brother, uncle and friend you could ever wish for and he will be missed dearly.

Tomas had a passion for music and for life and he was in his words "living the dream" when his life was tragically cut short. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family now wish to be left in peace to grieve.

– Lowe family statement


Greek police clash with crowds protesting migrant 'hotspot'

Riot police clashed with protesting crowds in Kos as anger grew over proposed refugee and migrant centre Credit: APTN

Greek riot police clashed with protesters on Sunday as they fired tear gas at crowds who had gathered in Kos to rally against a new so-called migrant 'hotspot' on the island.

The clashes came as locals voiced their anger at proposals to build a refugee and migrant processing centre, at the request of the EU, on the site of an abandoned army base on the Aegean island.

Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor at Bafta awards

Leonardo DiCaprio was tipped to win Credit: PA

Leonardo DiCaprio was won the coveted best actor award for The Revenant in a closely-watched race which pitted him against Eddie Redmayne.

Picking up his award, the actor said he was "absolutely honoured" to win.

"As an actor I've been influenced by so many British actors," he said.

He also paid tribute to the director Alejandro G Inarritu, who picked up the award for best director, saying "thank you for becoming a great friend."

The best actor had been the most tightly-fought battle of the night - and DiCaprio's win will lead to speculation that he could finally pick up an Oscar this year.

Redmayne had earlier tipped his rival to win the Bafta, saying he was "extraordinary in The Revenant and he absolutely deserves it."


Proceeds of Viola Beach's last single to be given to families

Viola Beach and their manager all died in a fatal crash this weekend Credit: Facebook / Psykofant

The proceeds from the sale of Viola Beach's second and last single are to be donated to the families of the band members and their manager.

United Talent agency, which represents the band, said all money from the song 'Boys That Sing' will be given to relatives after the five young men died when their car plummeted into a Swedish canal on Saturday.

David Bowie and Alan Rickman remembered at Baftas

Stars paid tribute to David Bowie at the Baftas Credit: PA

David Bowie and Alan Rickman were among the stars remembered in the annual In Memoriam segment at the Bafta awards.

It pays tribute to stars linked to the acting world who have died since last year's ceremony.

Sir Christopher Lee, Maureen O'Hara, Omar Sharif were also among those featured in the ceremony.

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