Vocalist Tony Mills Passes Away at 57
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Ex-Shy and TNT vocalist Tony Mills has passed away at the age of 57. This was confirmed by his wife Linda Mills on social media, after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer way back in April of 2019.
Here is the official statement of Linda Mills:
“It is with a shattered heart that I announce the passing of my loving husband and best friend Tony Mills. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in April of this year and lived his life to the fullest until he exhaled for the last time in my arms. He wanted to live, but wasn’t afraid of death.
Most will know him through his incredible contribution to the music world as a singer in bands like Shy and TNT as well as a solo artist and session vocalist. He leaves behind him a legacy that will live on for many lifetimes.
Those people closest to him will also know him as a gentle and kind soul, a dedicated husband with a love for the quiet life, his animals and his motorbikes. His sense of humour was always on point.
His last summer was the happiest in his life, at the end of each day he exclaimed, ‘It’s been another fantastic day!’ He spent a lot of time in his workshop fixing up his dirt bike so he could ride it later this autumn. The evening before he passed, he managed to whisper, ‘I’ve had a good life. I’m just a bit pissed about the bike.’”
Mills was with Shy since 1983, and was part of the debut album Once Bitten…Twice. He was also part of several catalogs until his departure in 1994, returned in 2000, and left again in 2006. This time he joined the Norwegian rock act TNT, lending his vocals for the albums New Territory, Atlantis, and A Farewell To Arms.