The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Police probing unexplaine­d death of ex-Nazareth roadie

Fifer Robert seen with facial injuries one month earlier

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Police are investigat­ing the sudden “unexplaine­d” death of a former Nazareth roadie who was seen with facial injuries just weeks previously.

Robert Kennedy was discovered unconsciou­s at his Dunfermlin­e home on Wednesday June 1.

The 63-year-old was rushed from the property at Halbeath Road to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where he later passed away.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the last movements of Mr Kennedy who worked with the hard rock band for two decades and was wellknown on the local music scene.

Detective Inspector John Anderson, of Dunfermlin­e CID, said: “He had been the roadie for the band Nazareth for almost 20 years and would often meet friends in local pubs for drinks and go to various venues to watch bands.

“His death has come as a great shock to his family and friends.

“At this time we are treating Robert’s death as unexplaine­d.”

Initial investigat­ions have revealed Mr Kennedy was out with friends watching the Champions League final in Dunfermlin­e on May 28 and had gone to the East Port Bar then the City Hotel.

The group ended up in the Brass House during the early hours of the morning.

“We also know Robert arrived back home shortly after 2am but have yet to establish how he got home,” DI Anderson said. “We have also establishe­d during our inquires that Robert had been seen with injuries to his face after he had been to watch a band called Honk at the Leroy Day Charity Gig at PJ Molloys on the evening of Sunday May 1.”

A spokespers­on for Nazareth paid tribute to their “dear friend and brother” via social media.

The statement said: “We just lost one of our family.”

 ??  ?? Robert toured with rockers Nazareth for almost 20 years.
Robert toured with rockers Nazareth for almost 20 years.

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