Tributes paid after death of popular South Yorkshire music star

Tributes have been paid following the death of a popular and well-known star of the South Yorkshire music scene.

The band posted this photo of the group on Facebook. (Photo: Facebook).

Nicky Watson, who played bass with indie pop band Here's Jonny, died earlier this week.

The band posted the news on the group's Facebook page yesterday morning writing: "It is with deepest regrets I have got to put this but my best friend, brother in law and bass player Nicky Watson has passed away.

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"Words can't tell you how gutted me and the band are. Till we mate again SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND."

The post was accompanied by a photo of the band.

Circumstances surrounding Mr Watson's death are not yet known.

The band, who are based in Doncaster and Barnsley, were formed more than a decade ago and are a popular draw in the clubs and pubs of South Yorkshire.

The four-piece group are due to play a date at Wombwell Old Town Hall on May 19.

Fans of the band paid tribute to Mr Watson on Facebook.

Graham Stroud wrote: "So sorry to hear, thoughts are with you and all the family and friends."

Lola Holmes posted: "RIP Nicky. Thoughts are with you all at this sad time."

Richard Kmiotek wrote: "So sorry for your loss guys. I didn't know him personally but he was a great character in the band. My condolences."

Max Hibbert added: "I'm totally shocked by this sad news Jonny, can't imagine how torn apart you all must feel."