The Hello Sailor passed away in a rehab centre in his native Auckland after suffering a heart attack in August (15), which forced his band to scrap reunion tour plans.

The Blue Lady hitmaker had battled drug abuse for years.

Rumours suggested he was once in talks to replace Jim Morrison as the frontman of The Doors following the enigmatic singer's death.

Brazier's passing comes two years after the death of bandmate Dave MCArtney.