He walked to the front of the stage to shake the hands of fans and sign their books then strolled the 500 yards to his 7th floor suite at the Hilton hotel, where he lay down fully clothed on his bed to rest. He was found by his long-time friend, Geoff Clennel, shortly after 9am.
At 65, he had been considered one of the fittest of oldie acts, insisting in his contract rider that he stay in five-star hotels with a pool and exercise equipment, so that he could "work out and keep up".
Gene Kerrigan We're told we're now in a "post-truth society", where facts don't matter.
You promote your politics through bluster and lies, and when you're caught lying you deny you lied and immediately repeat the lie. They're reported separately, in different parts of the media - news pages, political analysis, business pages, court reports, property pages - but it's all connected.
I avoided that entire lifestyle and that's why I'm still around."His great concern was to retain his youthful looks and he regularly used Clarins foaming cleaner, eye gel, eye balm and moisturiser.
However, after a BBC appearance that indicated he might be under the weather, he let slip just before his Cardiff show that he had a pain in his hip and was planning to have replacement surgery on his return to his home in his native Connecticut.
In an interview, he denied that it was a gruelling schedule, saying: "I take care of myself. I love doing what I'm doing."James Kelly, his tour manager, said: "We don't have a cause of death at the moment but looks like it was a very peaceful passing."He was found fully clothed, on his back, as if he had gone for a lie down.
It looks as if there was no pain whatsoever, which is nice."Last night was generally one of the happiest and most exuberant performances we've seen out of him.
Gene Kerrigan So, how's it going, then - the 'New Politics'?
Politicians have listened to what the people have said and they've resolved to "do politics differently".
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. President ready to settle into a quaint little town named Mooseport.
Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him. He's ready to take in the lion's share of endorsement deals and speaking engagements while developing his own presidential library.
Kind of like Groundhog Day did, minus the having the same day happen over and over again thing, and that entire storyline.