• Steve Harley has died
  • He was just 73 years old
  • Music legends are paying their respects

It's a sad day in the world of rock 'n' roll, folks! Steve Harley, the 1970s British rock star has left the building for the final time. The man who made us all "Smile" with his timeless tunes passed away on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy that will keep on rocking for generations.

Steve contributed so much to rock music

The news hit the fans like a ton of bricks when Harley's family took to Facebook to announce the star's passing. While they didn't spell out the cause, it's no secret that the rock icon had been facing the music against cancer, stepping back from the limelight just last month to undergo treatment.

Harley, the charismatic leader of Cockney Rebel, soared to the top of the U.K. music charts with the single “Make Me Smile” back in '75. With his smooth vocals and bittersweet lyrics, Harley knew how to strike a chord with his audience, giving us a tune that's as fresh today as it was back then.

"Make Me Smile" wasn't just a song; it was an anthem, capturing the upbeat vibe of the era with every note. And let's not forget, Harley was more than a one-hit wonder. He and his band Cockney Rebel were the rebels of their time, setting the stage for many acts to follow.

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The music world is pouring out tributes, with stars and fans alike sharing their memories of Harley's impact on their lives. It's clear that while he may have left the stage, his music will keep on playing, loud and proud, in our hearts and on our playlists.

So, let's crank up "Make Me Smile" one more time and remember the man who brought so much joy to our ears. Rock on, Steve Harley, rock on!