Windmills Of Your Mind Singer Noel Harrison Dies
Noel Harrison, known to millions for the song The Windmills Of Your Mind, has died at the age of 79.
The son of the late actor Rex Harrison performed on Saturday night, but had a heart attack at home afterwards and died several hours later in hospital.
His wife, Lori Chapman, said: "He will be loved and missed by more people than I ever knew."
Harrison had performed at the village hall in Black Dog, Devon, on Saturday.
His wife said the performance had been "extremely successful", but he had had "a long drive home" and was "exhausted" when he returned.
Harrison's career took off after he moved to the US, part of the "British Invasion" spearheaded by The Beatles, starring in the TV series The Girl From UNCLE.
The Windmills Of Your Mind was part of the soundtrack for The Thomas Crown Affair and won an Oscar for best song.
But Harrison wrote on his website that he had not anticipated the song would become so popular and his "most notable piece of work".
He wrote: "It didn't seem like a big deal at the time. I went to the studio one afternoon and sang it and pretty much forgot about it.
"I didn't realise until later what a timeless, beautiful piece Michel Legrand and the Bergmans had written.
"It won best song at the 1968 Oscars and turned out to be my most notable piece of work."
Harrison, who lived in Devon, had five children and four grandchildren.