Australian pop star Darryl Cotton said goodbye to his family and friends in a poignant letter which was read out at his funeral in Melbourne on Wednesday (01Aug12).
The Zoot frontman passed away last month (Jul12) at the age of 62, just weeks after he was diagnosed with liver cancer.
Cotton planned his own funeral during his final weeks and left a note to be read out during the service at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre.
In the letter, Cotton addressed his wife, Cheryl, and their two children, writing, "I can't put into words how much I love you," and he also dedicated a song to his partner. The couple celebrated its 35th wedding anniversary on 16 July (12), just 10 days before Cotton's death.
He also wrote about his time performing with Zoot and thanked family and friends for standing by him: "I want to say how overwhelmed I have been. I just wonder if they got the right guy."
Cotton will also be remembered with a memorial and a benefit concert. Details will be announced next week (beg06Aug12).