Patricia Bredin, the country’s first entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, passed away at age 88.
With the song “All,” she represented the UK at the inaugural Eurovision in 1957.
It was the competition’s first-ever English-language song.
She began her singing career as a Hull Operatic Society member.
A BBC executive subsequently asked Ms. Bredin to represent Great Britain at the Eurovision in Frankfurt.
Only 10 nations competed at the time, and Ms. Bredin finished seventh.
After embarking on a fruitful career in theater and film, she later wed Canadian businessman Charles McCullough and settled in Nova Scotia.
Mr. McCullough tragically passed away while the couple was on their honeymoon.
Then, Ms. Bredin converted their opulent home into a cattle ranch, where she later passed away on Monday.
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