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Radio Clyde’s Mr Superbad dies

Radio Clyde legend Freddie Mack, who traded under the name Mr Superbad has died at the age of 72. The presenter, who became a cult character in the early 1980s, died peacefully at his home in Plains, near Airdrie.

A larger than life character, Freddie grew up on a South Carolina cotton plantation, becoming a boxer like his friend, American two-time heavyweight champ Floyd Patterson. He later moved into the film and TV, appearing in Cleopatra, The Invisible Man and Taggart among others. He also had a successful career as an R&B singer.

In 1979 he moved to Glasgow, then settled in Lanarkshire and kicked off a new career as a Radio Clyde DJ. In more recent years Freddie resurrected his Mr Superbad persona, presenting a show for Lanarkshire's Clan FM.

Radio Clyde boss Paul Cooney said: "He was a gentle giant and much loved by listeners and the Radio Clyde staff."

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