‘Rest in peace boys’: Rod Stewart bids farewell to his two ‘best mates’ after touching ceremony

Jan 09, 2023
Rod Stewart mouns the loss of both his brothers. Source: Getty

Sir Rod Stewart mourns the death of two of his “best mates” following a touching ceremony for his late brother Bob, just months after losing his eldest brother Don.

The 77-year-old shared a photo of Bob’s funeral service program along with a heartbreaking caption.


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“I said Farewell to my Brother Bob today, with his coffin draped in a Rangers flag (life long Glasgow Rangers fan),” the singer wrote on Instagram.

“We loved our game days up in Scotland together. Now he joins Brother Don, rest in peace boys.

“Two of my best mates gone within just a few months.”

The Rock ‘n’ Roll star said his brothers were “irreplaceable buddies” in his official announcement regarding Bob’s passing in November, 2022.

“It’s with great sadness that I announce the loss of my brother Bob last night, who joins my brother Don on the great football pitch in the sky.

“I’ve lost two of my best mates in the space of two months.

“RIP Don and Bob ‘irreplaceable buddies’.”

Bob’s death came just two months following the loss of their older brother Don, making 2022 an incredibly tough year for Stewart.

The singer said Don’s death had presented “a devastating 48 hours” as news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death had just broken.


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“We lost my brother Don on Tuesday at 94 and today we have all lost Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 96,” he wrote in a post to Instagram at the time.

“The Queen has been an unwavering presence throughout my life and a great unifier. A shining star that will never fade in our hearts and souls. What a privilege it was to perform for her.

“My deepest sympathies to the Royal Family. God save the King.”

However, 2023 has brought some hope for Stewart who kicked off the year with some good news, announcing he is set to become a grandfather for the second time.

On Monday, January 2 Stewart’s daughter, Ruby, shared the good news to social media with a video of her gender reveal party in which Stewart was given the honour of making the announcement.

After opening up a piece of paper in front of the family, the 77-year-old pumped his fist in the air as he excitedly declared, “it’s a boy”.


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Ruby took to Instagram once again, later in the day, to share an ultrasound video alongside a caption expressing her excitement.

“Out of all of the things that happened in 2022 you were by far the most beautiful…We can’t wait to meet you…Baby boy Kalick coming in April,” she wrote.

Stewart will no doubt have plenty of time to spend with his second grandchild after he recently announced that he wants to retire from “rock ‘n’ roll touring”, revealing that he wants “to do something new”.

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