Barby Kelly (in 1995)
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Barby Kelly is dead. The Kelly Family announced on Tuesday on social media.
The former member of the music group was 45 years old.
Her two siblings Patricia Kelly and John Kelly also published the statement on their profiles.
Initially, nothing was known about the cause of death.
“Our beloved sister Barby passed away a few days ago after a short illness,” says the band's Instagram account: “We are deeply saddened and ask for your understanding that we are not commenting on this at the moment.
We will miss Barby infinitely and always carry her in our hearts.
Thank you for your concern and prayers. "
As a young woman, Barbara Ann Kelly - her full name - played percussion and guitar in the group, but withdrew from the public a few years ago;
she only appeared occasionally on albums.
Last November, the family launched an official Barby Instagram account.
A Christmas greeting was published there as the last entry.