Big band leader James Last has died in Florida, aged 86.

The German-born musician’s manager said he died at his home “peacefully and in the presence of his family”.

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Last sold millions of records with his trademark “happy music” and was a regular fixture on British TV for many years.

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He appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in the spring as part of a farewell tour he announced after becoming seriously ill last year.

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