Tom Jones: ‘So sorry…’ The Voice judge speaks out on loss of ‘legend’ Les Reed age 83

Les Reed is responsible for writing a series of Sir Tom Jones’ hits including Delilah and It’s Not Unusual.

His family confirmed the news of his death in a statement to BBC News today.

They said: “We are all so immensely proud of everything Les achieved in his incredible lifetime.

“We know that his name will be remembered for what he did for music and that he will always live through his songs and compositions for the rest of time.”

Sir Tom quickly took to Twitter and Instagram to comment on the sad news in view of his 594,000.

The singer shared an unearthed picture of him with the songwriter, with the caption: “Sorry to hear the news of the passing of my friend & colleague Les Reed.

“Les was a gifted songwriter who was instrumental in penning many a hit, incl two important songs for me; ‘It’s Not Unusual’ & ‘Delilah’.

“Les was a lovely man, whose legacy will live through his music. RIP Les.”(sic)

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