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BGT star finalist Henry Hall of duo The Pensionalities dies age 86

He appeared on the show in 2017

Britain's Got Talent finalist Henry Hall has died at the age of 86, two years after appearing on the show.

Henry was part of duo The Pensionalities with his friend Malcolm Sykes and the pair wowed judges as they sang Frank Sinatra’s You Make Me Feel So Young during their audition.

Henry passed away on April 28 in Doncaster.

Henry was part of duo The Pensionalities with his friend Malcolm (Credit: ITV)

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An obituary read: "In both life and death, Henry definitely did it 'his way!'"

It continued: "He died peacefully at home, as he wished, with his family.

"He lived an extraordinary life and was known to a great many people as H from Cusworth’s Motorcycles and latterly half of The Penisonalities from Britain’s Got Talent.

"He was loved by many, forgotten by none and will be greatly missed by all."

Henry passed away in April (Credit: ITV)

Henry's funeral will take place at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster, on May 20 and anybody attending has been asked to wear light and bright colours for the service.

Yorkshire pair Henry and Malcolm appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2017 as The Pensionaires.

He died peacefully at home, as he wished, with his family.

However, they were later forced to change their name to The Pensionalities.

They received four 'yeses' from judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams in their audition and made it through to the semi-finals.

During their audition, Simon even clicked his fingers to their rendition, and compared them to hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly.

They performed their rendition of one of One Direction’s biggest hits, History, during the semi-final (Credit: ITV)

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During the semi-final, they performed their rendition of one of One Direction’s biggest hits, History.

They received a standing ovation from the four judges as the audience cheered and clapped.

The duo were the main winners of the night after bagging the most number of votes.

Malcolm said at the time: "I have no words."

During the final, the pair - who had been singing for five years - lost out to pianist Tokio Myers.

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