Entertainer who reached fame in h 1981 thanking to TV series Search for A Star, before presenting his own variety show, The Joe Longthorne Show, passed away aged 64. Joe died in his bedroom, laying in the arms of his devoted husband of 21 years Jamie, with his rosary beads clutched tight to his chest. He leaves behind [his] sister Ann and brother John. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Jamie and all the family at this sad time,” the statement on the singer’s website reads, adding that he died peacefully at his home in Blackpool on August 3. He had struggled with cancer throughout his career, including a bout with lymphoma in 1989. Longthorne met his manager James Moran in 1997,they started developing romantic relationships, and the pair officially married in 2014 after equal marriage became legal in England and Wales. The singer addressed his sexuality in his 2015 autobiography Sugar in the Morning, writing that he realized his bisexuality long before people started using this word.