SIXTIES singing star Wayne Fontana, best known for his hit Game of Love, has died at the age of 74.

The Wythnenshaw-born musician passed away at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport yesterday (August 6), a representative for the musician confirmed. His cause of death is yet to be announced.

Backed by the Manchester beat group, The Mindbenders, the group became international stars following their 1965 hit, The Game of Love.

Fontana later quit the group to become a solo artist, and scored a hit with Pamela Pamela. The Mindbenders went on to have a number one with their version of A Groovy Kind of Love.

“On behalf of the family of Wayne Fontana regret to announce he passed away this afternoon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport," tweeted Entertainment Agency Chimes International.

“His long term partner was by his side. Known for his 1965 hit Game of Love. Family asks for privacy at this time.”