John Neill, who was part of the Doncaster duo 2Grand along with his granddaughter Sallie Lax, who reached the finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2009 has died.
John, who lost his wife Joan to cancer 3 days before auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent, had been battling cancer for some time but had continued to perform while receiving treatment, John and his family decided to keep the treatment quiet, as they didn't want to upset the fans.
A statement from Susan his daughter was posted on 2 Grand's official Facebook page on Saturday 6th September “It is with great sadness I must write that Granddad John the nations favourite granddad passed away this evening at 7.10pm. He was a great man, loving father, granddad and great granddad. He will be sadly missed by many people xxx”
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