Tributes have flooded in for the on social media following the news of his death.
One Twitter user wrote: “I was lucky enough to both interview and watch Ricky Valance perform live. An inspiring man, and such a sad loss.”
A second commented: “Ricky Valance, RIP. Great singer from Wales. His Tell Laura I love her song was tear jerking.”
A third penned: “I am saddened to hear about #rickyvalance.