Roaring no more – Frank Bowles dies at 80

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Roaring no more – Frank Bowles dies at 80

By Wendy Williams and Paul O’Connell

A BIOGRAPHER to singing sensations Toni Dalli and Ruby Murray has died after a three year battle with cancer.

Frank Bowles, who moved to the Costa del Sol with his wife Anne over two decades ago, was also a prominent member of the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club.

The 80-year-old Londoner later set up the coast’s Diabetic Support Group and undertook both group’s PR and marketing.

He was also the editor of the Costa del Sol Golf News for 12 years and regularly wrote for local newspapers.

“His wisdom, good humour and kindness will be greatly missed,” said Bryan Coventry, from the Lions Club.

His wife Anne added: “I want to say a big thank you to Cudeca and Carelink. I couldn’t have got through this without their help. They nursed him at home and he died at home.”

A lifelong Millwall supporter, Frank was a keen writer who scribed a biography on the life of Ireland’s famous singer Ruby Murray, who once had five songs in the Top 20 during the 1950s.

He later penned a biography on Marbella-based singer Toni Dalli, who owns the famous same name restaurant.

Dalli recorded a string of hits, before being persuaded by comedian Jimmy Tarbuck to open a restaurant in Marbella.

Frank leaves behind four children who flew over from Australia for the funeral today (Wednesday April 4) in Fuengirola Crematorium, with drinks afterwards at the Tamisa Golf hotel.

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