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The Outfield singer Tony Lewis dies ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ at 62

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020

Tony Lewis, left, and John Spinks, of the band The Outfield, pose in this 1990 press photo.  (Associated Press)
Tony Lewis, left, and John Spinks, of the band The Outfield, pose in this 1990 press photo. (Associated Press)
By Geoff Herbert syracuse.com

The Outfield singer Tony Lewis is dead at 62, according to multiple reports.

Lewis, the singer and bassist behind ’80s hits like “Your Love,” died “suddenly and unexpectedly” on Monday near London, publicist Bari Lieberman said. A cause of death has not been announced.

Billboard reported Lewis first formed The Outfield in the late 1970s as Sirius B and The Baseball Boys before choosing another baseball-themed name. The British trio, which featured guitarist-keyboardist John Spinks and drummer Alan Jackman, released their debut album “Play Deep” in 1985.

The Outfield reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Your Love,” which featured the catchy chorus “I just want to use your love tonight / I don’t want to lose your love tonight.” Other hits included “Say It Isn’t So,” “All the Love” “No Surrender” and “Since You’ve Been Gone.”

The group remained active until releasing their final album, “Replay,” in 2011. Spinks died of liver cancer three years later.

Lewis performed as a special guest for Sammy Hagar at a 2017 concert at Northern Quest Casino and Resort.

He released a solo album, “Out of the Darkness” in 2018 and an unplugged EP earlier this year.

“Tony’s music touched people around the globe for decades,” Lieberman said. His “legacy will live on forever through his beautiful family and his legendary music.”

Lewis is survived by Carol, his wife of 35 years; two daughters; and three grandchildren.

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