Singer-songwriter Jackie Trent, responsible for co-writing the Neighbours theme tune, has died aged 74.
She passed away in hospital in Menorca yesterday following a long illness, according to her spokesperson.
A statement on her official website read: ‘On Saturday 21st March
Jackie Trent the singer and songwriter passed away at 10.30am (CET) in
hospital in Cuitadella, Menorca after a long illness.
‘Her husband Colin and her children Michelle & Darren were by her bedside.’
Trent topped the charts with her hit Where Are You Now in 1965, but
was probably best known for her songwriting partnership with
then-husband Tony Hatch.
Jackie Trent with then-husband (left) and singer Craig Douglas (right) in 1969 (Picture: PA)
The pair wrote songs for a number of artists including Petula Clark, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and Dean Martin.
In 1972 they wrote Stoke City’s 1972 League Cup final song We’ll Be With You, which is still played at the club today.
After moving to Australia, Hatch and Trent co-wrote the Neighbours theme tune.
The couple separated in 1995 before divorcing in 2002. Three years
later Trent married Colin Gregory, with the pair living together in
Menorca until her death.