Singer/songwriter and frontman of chart-topping rock band dies at 73

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Steve Harley, the chart-topping British singer/songwriter and frontman of the band Cockney Rebel, has died.

He was 73 years old.

According to reports, Harley said last year that she was being treated for “a terrible cancer”.

Harley was born in London in 1951.

During her career, she had five hit singles in the UK, but her biggest single by far was “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)”, which made it to number one in the charts.

This came in 1975 when his band released their “The Best Years of Our Lives” album.

Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, who also composed a song for Harley, took to Twitter to remember Harley.

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They wrote, “He toured until he could tour no more, playing his songs for fans old and new.” “My thoughts are with Dorothy and her family at this sad time. Our songs live much longer than we can.”

Photographer Mick Rock tweeted several photos of Harley and wrote that he was “sad to hear” about her passing.

“He was a brilliant artist and a dear friend,” she wrote.

And there were many other fans who took to social media to remember Harley.

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