Russians: Heart Disease Killed Boney M

Russian investigators say Boney M singer Bobby Farrell died of heart disease.

Farrell, a 61-year-old native of Aruba, was found dead Dec. 30 in his hotel room in St. Petersburg, where the group had come for a performance.

Sergei Kaptionov, a spokesman for the St. Petersburg branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee, was quoted by Russian news agencies on Wednesday as saying the death was due to heart disease and was not a criminal matter.

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File photo shows Bobby Farrell of the group Boney M performing in a hall at Kloten airport in Zurich, Switzerland.

Boney M was popular in the 1970s with hits including “Daddy Cool.”