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- Posted on Jan 8th 2011 12:05PM by Georgette Cline
The 'Rasputin' performer was found dead by staff in his hotel room in St. Petersburg, Russia after he failed to respond to a wake-up call. Sergei Kaptionov, a spokesman for the St. Petersburg branch of Russia's Investigative Committee, told Russian news agencies Farrell's death was due to heart disease and was not a criminal matter.
According to his agent, John Seine, Farrell had complained of breathing problems before and after a show on Wednesday (Dec. 29), a day before his passing. He was scheduled to fly to Rome for a TV show that Friday.
Farrell, a native of Aruba, was Boney M.'s sole male member. Before touring as a group with singers Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett and Maizie Williams and becoming a chart staple in the UK and Europe, the singer-dancer worked mostly as a DJ in Germany. Boney M. officially disbanded in 1986, but Farrell went on to perform as a solo act.
Farrell is survived by a son and a daughter.