Love Actually wedding singer Lynden David Hall’s tragic death at just 31

Eighteen years after its release, Love Actually is still one of Britain's best-loved Christmas classics.

The movie boasted a stand-out cast of high-profile names, including the likes of Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley and Martine McCutcheon.

However, it was Lynden David Hall who stole one key scene as Juliet (played by Keira) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) walked out of the church after exchanging vows.

Only twenty-nine at the time, Lynden was accompanied by London Community Gospel Choir on the soundtrack to All You Need is Love during the church scene.

After having already paved a successful career in the music industry for years before, Lynden's smooth vocals won him a legion of new fans.

Tragically, Lynden passed away three years after his iconic turn as the wedding singer in Love Actually following a two year battle with cancer.

Here OK! takes a look back at the talented star's life.

The British R&B singer was born in 1974 in Wandsworth, South London, and quickly showed a passion for succeeding in the music industry as he attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts in Croydon.

Lynden won critical and commercial success following the release of his 1998 debut album, Medicine 4 My Pain, which featured massive hits such as Sexy Cinderella.


Speaking of his music at the time, Ronnie Herel, a DJ on BBC1Extra, said: "He did for neo-soul in the UK what D'Angelo did in America. The first album was a landmark album for UK black music."

His debut album earned him the gong for Best Newcomer at the Mobo Awards that year, and he also scooped a nomination for the Best British Male Solo Artist at the 1999 BRIT Awards.

Lynden went on to release another album, entitled The Other Side, in 2000.

In 2003, the British film industry came knocking on his door, and he performed All You Need is Love with the choir during the epic church wedding scene.


Tragically, a few months after filming Love Actually, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Lynden passed away in 2006 at the age of 31 from complications resulting from the stem cell transplant he received a year earlier.

The talented singer was in remission at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife, Nikkie Hall.

Following his cancer diagnosis, Lynden had also released his third studio album, In Between Jobs, on Random Records in 2005.

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