Pete Agnew, The only remaining original member of Nazareth announced McCafferty’s death in a post:
Dan died at 12:40 today.
“This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make. Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend and the world has lost one of the greatest singers who ever lived.
“Too upset to say anything more at this time.”
Known for such hits as “Hair Of The Dog” and “Love Hurts”, the band continues to this day with Carl Sentance taking over as vocalist when McCafferty developed health problems.