Fans mourn the loss of Kelly family member Barbie. The musician died at the age of 45, according to the German press on Tuesday. “Our dear sister Barbie passed away a few days ago after a brief illness,” Kelly wrote on the family group’s Instagram account.
“We will miss Barbie infinitely and will always carry her in our hearts,” the message continued. His two siblings Patricia Kelly and John Kelly also posted the statement on their profiles.
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Accordingly, Barbie died on April 15th. She did not know what disease she was suffering from. As a young woman she played percussion and guitar in the group, but withdrew from the public a few years ago.
To this day he has a loyal fan base as part of the famous family of musicians. A large number of fans mourned on social media on Tuesday. Posts on Facebook and Instagram have been commented thousands of times. The Kelly family is one of the most successful family bands of all time.
The Kelly family was hugely successful in the 1990s
Irish-American musicians began their careers in 1975 with street concerts throughout Europe. They made great strides in 1994 with the album “Over the Hump”. Siblings Angelo, Nell, Patricia, Might, Kathy, Barbie, John, Jimmy and Joey became stars.
The Kelly family celebrated great success in Germany and other European countries in the 1990s. According to their own reports, they have sold more than 20 million records worldwide.
The sequence gradually changed over the years, and the group was constantly in different galaxies. Individual members lead separate lives. In October 2019, “25 Years Later” is the band’s last album. Barbie Kelly has not been in public for a long time, but Kelly has been somewhat involved in family albums.
After a gap of several years, six family members began to return in 2017. “Barbie has been away from the public for many years,” Sister Patricia said at the time. “She never wants to be on stage again.” On the album “We Got Love” released in 2017, he participated and provided vocal passages. In an interview at the time he wished Patricia Kelly “could live a normal life”. (dpa)