Kirsty MacColl, vocalist and female singer in “Fairytale of New York”, died saving her son from an oncoming powerboat owned by a multimillionaire while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico. The boat’s driver escaped jail time by paying a fine of $90USD.

Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was a British singer and songwriter. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” and cover versions of Billy Bragg’s “A New England” and The Kinks’ “Days”. Her song “They Don’t Know” was covered with great success by Tracey Ullman. MacColl also sang on recordings produced by her husband Steve Lillywhite, most notably “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues.

Early career

Kirsty MacColl was the daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) and dancer Jean Newlove (1923–2017). Her father had Scottish ancestry. She and her brother, Hamish MacColl, grew up with their mother in Croydon, where Kirsty atte…
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