Police probe death of ex-Nazareth roadie in Fife

Police are investigating the death of one of Dunfermline rock band Nazareth's former roadies.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 4:36 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:09 pm
Robert Kennedy was a roadie with Nazareth.
Robert Kennedy was a roadie with Nazareth.

Robert Kennedy was found unconscious at his home in Halbeath Road on Wednesday June 1.

He was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where he later died.

Mr Kennedy was well known having worked the rock band over two decades.

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The officer in charge of the investigation is now urging anyone with information about Mr Kennedy’s last movements to get in touch.

Detective Inspector John Anderson of Dunfermline CID said: “Robert was well known in Dunfermline. He had been the roadie for the band Nazareth for almost 20 years and would often meet friends in local pubs for drinks and go to various venues to watch bands.

“His death has come as a great shock to his family and friends.’’

He said he was treating Mr Kennedy’s death as unexplained, adding: ‘‘We are following a number of lines of inquiry. We know Robert was out with friends watching the Champions League Final on the Saturday night before his death (May 28) and together they went to the East Port Bar before moving onto the City Hotel. They ended up in The Brass House during the early hours of the morning.

“We also know Robert arrived back home shortly after 2.00 am but have yet to establish how he got home.

“I’m keen to speak to anyone who saw him that evening, particularly any taxi drivers in the town who possibly took him home.

“I’m also keen to speak to anyone who had contact with Robert between Sunday, May 19 and Wednesday, June 1 when he was found in his house.”

DI Anderson said Mr Kennedy’s had been seen with injuries to his face after he had been to watch a band called Honk at the Leroy Day Charity Gig at PJ Molloys on the evening of Sunday, May 1.

He added: “This was the weekend of the May bank holiday and I would appeal for anyone who recalls seeing Robert that evening or who has knowledge about how Robert may have come by these injuries to contact us.”