Veteran pop star Alvin Stardust was laid to rest during a small, private funeral on Wednesday (05Nov14).

The singer, real name Bernard William Jewry, died on 23 October (14), aged 72, and mourners flocked to St Thomas' Church in Swansea, Wales to pay their final respects to the glam rock icon.

Lord Michael Levy, who co-founded Magnet Records - Stardust's first label, read the eulogy and said, "There was no finer gentleman", adding the singer "oozed charm".

Leading the service, Revd. Steve Bunting revealed the rocker was a regular in his congregation, but he would often sneak out before the end of a service.

The Gwalia Singers, a male voice choir, sang Stardust's favourite hymn Calon Lan during the memorial, and members of motorbike group the Harley Davidson Owners' Club escorted the hearse from the funeral to Swansea Crematorium at the request of Stardust's daughter Sophie.