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Spandau Ballet helped Kemp brothers grieve

Spandau Ballet helped Gary and Martin Kemp cope with the death of their parents.

The brothers say their bandmates, Tony Hadley, John Keeble and Steve Norman, became their “second family” after their parents died within 48 hours of each other in January.

Eileen Kemp was undergoing heart surgery at Bournemouth hospital when her husband Frank had a fatal heart attack and Eileen died shortly afterwards.

The group – who officially reunited in March this year – split up in 1989 and spent the next 20 years in bitter conflict, with Tony, John and Steve suing Gary over royalty payments in 1999.

They eventually reconciled and kicked off their reunion tour in Dublin earlier this month.