Greg Gilbert dead: Delays singer dies of bowel cancer at the age of 44

Delays singer Greg Gilbert has died after a battle with cancer.

The much-loved singer has sadly passed away at the age of 44.

Greg’s heartbroken brother and band member confirmed the news on social media that the star had passed following his incredible five-year battle with the illness.

His brother, Aaron, penned: “Your messages, your encouragement and your compassion have been our oxygen for the last five years.

“He was my brother and my best friend, and we did everything together.

Delays singer Greg Gilbert loses cancer battle at 44 as brother confirms death

“It was the greatest honour to be with him as he took one last gentle breath before leaving us. I could have sworn we were limitless…”

Aaron went on: “Thank you for sharing our grief, and for making it easier to carry at times while you were firefighting battles of your own.

“And thank you for making Greg such a special person in your lives. I’m so glad we all existed at the same time.

Aaron broke the heartbreaking news on Twitter

“We’re only temporary, let’s make our temporary extraordinary.”

Greg was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in 2016.

Soon after, he underwent extensive treatment.

Greg was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in 2016

Throughout his sickness, Greg held an incredibly positive outlook and was a genuine inspiration to thousands of fans – updating them on his treatment throughout.

Last month it was revealed that cancer treatment had come to an end for the 44-year-old.

The father-of-two, from Southampton, posted on social media that he was now ‘being treated solely for pain relief’.

Vocalist Greg formed the indie band alongside his brother

Vocalist Greg formed the indie band alongside his brother, with Delays enjoying early success with such singles as ‘Nearer Than Heaven’.

A much-loved singer, Greg powered Delays’ excellent debut album ‘Faded Seaside Glamour’.

The successful band released four albums, before the group went on hiatus in 2010.

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