Ryan Thomas’ father Dougie has died 

Ryan Thomas’ father Dougie James has passed away, according to BBC Radio Manchester.

It was reported on Saturday morning that the 70s music legend Dougie, who was the lead singer of Dougie James And The Soul Train, has died. 

BBC Manchester’s Mike Shaft remembered Dougie and said: ‘He played all over the north west, in those days when they were playing places like Golden Garter they’d have bands on, an American band and then Dougie James. 

Ryan Thomas' father Dougie has passed away, according to BBC Radio Manchester

Ryan Thomas' father Dougie has passed away, according to BBC Radio Manchester

Ryan Thomas’ father Dougie has passed away, according to BBC Radio Manchester

‘Wonderful guy, always a smile on his face. Always a happy story. Very sad news.’

Dougie’s cause of death is currently unconfirmed.

Dougie was father to actor Ryan, 36, and twin sons, former Emmerdale actor Adam and ex-Love Island contestant, Scott, both 32.

At the height of their fame, Dougie’s band toured with The Jackson Five and his sons have inherited his love of the spotlight. ‘It’s always been in our blood – we’ve always wanted to entertain,’ Adam said earlier this year.

It was reported on Saturday morning that the 70s music legend Dougie, who was the lead singer of Dougie James And The Soul Train, has died.

It was reported on Saturday morning that the 70s music legend Dougie, who was the lead singer of Dougie James And The Soul Train, has died.

It was reported on Saturday morning that the 70s music legend Dougie, who was the lead singer of Dougie James And The Soul Train, has died. 

Last year the boys headed to India with their father for an ITV documentary, Mancs In Mumbai, where they explored their heritage for a six-part series.

Following the news of his passing, tributes flooded in for Dougie, as many of his friends and fans remembered him on social media on Saturday morning.

Dougie’s brother Barry, wrote on his Facebook page: ‘Thanks to Ryan, Scott and Adam for letting me know the legend that was my brother Dougie James has passed away thanks for the laughs the musical education bro, see you on the other side.’ 

Dougie's brother Barry, wrote on his Facebook page: 'Thanks to Ryan, Scott and Adam for letting me know the legend that was my brother Dougie James has passed away thanks for the laughs the musical education bro, see you on the other side'

Dougie's brother Barry, wrote on his Facebook page: 'Thanks to Ryan, Scott and Adam for letting me know the legend that was my brother Dougie James has passed away thanks for the laughs the musical education bro, see you on the other side'

Dougie’s brother Barry, wrote on his Facebook page: ‘Thanks to Ryan, Scott and Adam for letting me know the legend that was my brother Dougie James has passed away thanks for the laughs the musical education bro, see you on the other side’

A fan on Twitter, wrote: Aw I just heard that Dougie James of Dougie James’ soul train has died. I remember him appearing at Fagins nightclub when I worked there, many times. Loved his version of ‘Hey Joe’, RIP.

Another person shared a snap of the boys and their father, and said: ‘Really sad news today the legend that is Dougie James has passed away, one of England’s greatest singer entertainers. 

‘We had some great times with Alex ‘hurricane higgins’ and bought so much pleasure to so many people, he will be greatly missed. RIP DOUGIE.’

Sad news hearing the news that Manchester’s Dougie James, father of @ryanjamesthomas has passed away. Very sad news. Dougie and my uncle were great great friends. Met him at the funeral and then memorial party a month later. RIP.’ 

Condolences: Following the news of his passing, tributes flooded in for Dougie, as many of his friends and fans remembered him on social media on Saturday morning

Condolences: Following the news of his passing, tributes flooded in for Dougie, as many of his friends and fans remembered him on social media on Saturday morning

Condolences: Following the news of his passing, tributes flooded in for Dougie, as many of his friends and fans remembered him on social media on Saturday morning

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