20 Jun 2013

Country singer Slim Whitman dead

7:33 am on 20 June 2013

American country and western singer, Slim Whitman, has died in Florida of heart failure.

Whitman, 90, sold more than 120 million copies of his albums worldwide and had big hits in the 1950s with songs like Indian Love Call and Secret Love (1955).

He was more popular in Europe, and in particular Britain, than America.