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Vearncombe in Birkenhead, March 2007
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Birth name Colin Vearncombe
Born (1962-05-26)26 May 1962
Origin Liverpool, England
Died 26 January 2016(2016-01-26) (aged 53)
Cork, Ireland
Genres Pop
Years active 1981–2016
Labels WEA Records
A&M Records Ugly Man
Nero Schwarz Records

Colin Vearncombe (26 May 1962 − 26 January 2016), known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He started his career in the punk rock music scene and went on to become a pop success in the late 1980s. He was known for the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987. He was born in Liverpool.


On 12 January 2016, he was in a serious car accident in Ireland and placed in a medically-induced coma after sustaining serious head injuries. Vearncombe died from his injuries at the intensive care unit of Cork University Hospital in Cork on 26 January 2016 at the age of 53. Vearncombe was survived by his wife and three children.

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