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Daniel Kelly

Leader of Irish-American phenom the Kelly Family

Daniel Kelly, leader of Irish-American phenom the Kelly Family, died Monday Aug. 5 in Germany after a long illness. He was 71.

Rock-pop-folk group has sold more than 15 million albums, particularly in Europe, including 1994’s “Over the Hump,” which netted 4.5 million units.

Family moved from U.S. to Spain in 1966, made their TV debut in 1975 and began touring. Their first hit was in Holland and Belgium in 1980 with “Who’ll Come with Me.”

Matriarch of the group, Kelly’s wife Barbara Ann, died in 1982. Kelly had a major stroke in 1990. Survivors include four sons and two daughters, all performers in the group.

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