Paul Shane's agent, Linda Kremer, has told ITV News: "He lightened my life and I'll miss him enormously":
Paul Shane was a consummate professional, a true gentleman, a good friend, and a joy to work with over the past 15 years.
He didn't suffer fools, always maintained his sense of humour, never stinted on the time he gave to his fans.
He lightened my life and I'll miss him enormously.
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