Jul 24, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
A frequent radio and television star in the United Kingdom best known for his 1967 hit, “Edelweiss,” Vince Hill has died at age 89.
While a cause of death is yet unknown, an announcement on his website said “He passed peacefully at home in Henley this afternoon,”.
Hill was born in Holbrooks, Coventry, and worked with big bands and vocal groups prior to his first solo success in 1962.
With a career spanning six decades, Hill released 25 studio albums, recorded movie theme songs, and performed the world over.
Piccadilly Records released his debut single, “The Rivers Run Dry,” which earned him TV and radio appearances.
In 1965 Hill signed to EMI, landing his biggest hit in 1967 with a cover of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical song “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, which stayed on the U-K charts for 17 weeks…reaching Number Two.
No details on survivors were immediately available.
A wife and son predeceased him.