1980s Hit Singer, Teen Idol Reveals Death of Wife After Battle with Brain Cancer

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January 26, 2018Jan 26, 2018

On Friday, hit singer from the 80s, Paul Young, revealed some sad news. His wife, Stacey, passed away at the age of 52. 

Stacey had fought a two-year battle with brain cancer and her family confirmed in a statement that she has now passed away. The 52-year-old died surrounded by her husband and four children. 

Paul Young is a singer-songwriter who was a part of a few different short-lived bands before going solo. He was a part of Kat Kool & the Kool Kats, Streetband, and Q-Tips. In the 1980s, he became a teen idol. His hits included "Love of the Common People," "Wherever I Lay My Hat," "Everytime You Go Away," and "Come Back and Stay."

When filming the music video for "Come Back and Stay" in 1983, Young met Stacey. Four years later and after Stacey left her relationship with motorbike stuntman Eddie Kidd, Paul and Stacey got married. 

The pop star and former model had three kids together- Levi, Layla, and Grady. In 2006, the couple decided to separate. During their time apart, Stacey had a fourth child, Jude, with businessman Ilan Slazenger. 

In 2009, Paul and Stacey reunited and Paul became the stepfather of Jude. At that time, Paul opened up about his relationship with his wife. 

He said, "You have to work at marriage but it helps that I know we were meant to be together. I have known that since I met her. She is funny; she has a good sense of humor. She's a little bit wild, a little mad, but I love that about her."

Sadly, after over 30 years together, Paul has now had to say goodbye to his wife. 

The family's statement said, "The singer Paul Young has today announced that his wife, Stacey Young, sadly passed away today after a two-year fight with brain cancer. Stacey died peacefully at home surrounded by family, friends and her four children: Levi, Layla, Grady, and Jude. The family respectfully asks for privacy at this time."

Please be praying for Paul Young and for Stacey's four children as they walk through this difficult loss. In other breaking news, a massive recall was issued for a popular vegetable that was distributed to 21 states and in 7 brands. Throw it out of your freezer if you have it!

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