Bob Heatlie a Scottish songwriter and record producer has died. The Scotsman passed away on Saturday (8 April 2023) with his friends and family taking to social media to pay tribute.
Bob’s good friend, Shakin’ Stevens confirmed the tragic news with a post on Twitter: ‘Last weekend we heard the sad news that our dear friend, Bob Heatlie, had passed away.
Bob Heaie developed a love for music at a younger age and was consistent throughout his career rising through the ranks to become one of the most sought-after songwriters. Heatlie collaborated with many music acts while he was alive, both bands and solo artists, and was also successful in producing musical scores of television entertainment series.
He’s best known for writing Shakin’ Stevens hit, “Merry Christmas Everyone” which became Christmas number one in 1985. His work with Shakin’ Stevens began in 1983, with the single “Cry Just a Little Bit”, “Breaking Up My Heart” came next, before “Merry Christmas Everyone”
Heatlie also wrote “Japanese Boy” for Scottish folk singer, Mary Sandeman, better known by her stage name, Aneka. It topped the charts in 1981.
He’s credited on Cliff Richard’s song “Locked Inside Your Prison”. In later years, Heatlie concentrated on creating musical compositions for children’s television including; “Little Robots” and “Trapdoor”.
Heatlie also composed the music for the documentary series Worlds Apart and the television special The Curious Case of Santa Claus.
At the time of this report, the family was planning his final funeral arrangement and the details are yet to be finalized. We will keep you updated.
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Bob Heatlie Cause of Death
The Scottish songwriter and record producer died on Saturday 8 April 2023, at the age of 76. Bob Heatlie’s cause of death has not yet been made public.
Bob Heatlie Age
Bob Heatlie was born on July 20, 1946, in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He celebrated his 76th birthday in July last year (2022) before he died in April 2023.
Bob Heatlie Height & Weight
Bob Heatlie’s height and weight were not available at the time of this writing.
Bob Heatlie Parents
Bob Heatlie was born in Craigmillar, in Edinburgh, Scotland to his parents. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding his parents. At the age of six, Bob started learning the saxophone from his father. He later played drums in his father’s band.
Bob Heatlie Siblings
Bob Heatlie never shared any information regarding his siblings hence we can’t state whether or not he’s the only child of his parents. There are no records about that.
Bob Heatlie Wife
Bob Heatlie hardly shared information regarding his private life hence we can’t emphatically state whether he was married or not.However, one of Heatlie’s partners was the Hungarian singer, Éva Csepregi, lead vocalist of the disco band Neoton Família.Heatlie produced her solo albums from 1985 to 1992, which were released in Europe and South Korea and were popular in the Soviet Union and Asia.
Bob Heatlie Children
Bob Heatlie is survived by his son, David who was born in 1992. The late songwriter shares his son with his partner, Éva Csepregi.
Before Bob Heatlie died, he had a net worth estimated to be about $42 million dollars.Bob Heatlie Funeral