R.I.P. former TNT and Shy lead vocalist Tony Mills (1962-2019)

R.I.P. former TNT and Shy lead vocalist Tony Mills (1962-2019)

Very sad news as former TNT and Shy frontman Tony Mills has succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a six-month fight following his diagnosis back in April 2019.

Mills handled the lead vocals on the following TNT studio albums: The New Territory (2007), Atlantis (2008) and A Farewell to Arms (2010). He also appeared on the group’s TNT 30th Anniversary (2013)

The following message was posted on the Facebook page of Mills‘ wife (now widow) Linda Mills:

Anthony Paul Mills
07.07.1962-18.09.2019

It is with a shattered heart that I announce the passing of my loving husband and best friend Tony Mills. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in April of this year and lived his life to the fullest until he exhaled for the last time in my arms. He wanted to live, but wasn’t afraid of death.

Most will know him through his incredible contribution to the music world as a singer in bands like Shy and TNT as well as a solo artist and session vocalist. He leaves behind him a legacy that will live on for many lifetimes.

Those people closest to him will also know him as a gentle and kind soul, a dedicated husband with a love for the quiet life, his animals and his motorbikes. His sense of humour was always on point. His last summer was the happiest in his life, at the end of each day he exclaimed “It’s been another fantastic day!” He spent a lot of time in his workshop fixing up his dirtbike so he could ride it later this autumn. The evening before he passed, he managed to whisper:

“I’ve had a good life. I’ve had a GOOD life. I’m just a bit pissed about the bike.”

Linda Mills

TNT performing “Seven Seas” live together with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Tony Mills, Tony Harnell and Dag Ingebrigtsen at the band’s anniversary concert at Clarion Congress in Trondheim, Norway:

TNT – Seven Seas – Live

TNT performing Seven Seas together with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Tony Mills, Tony Harnell and Dag ingebrigtsen at the bands anniversary concert at Clarion Congress in Trondheim