Monster Mash singer dies aged 69

The singer who found fame with the novelty song Monster Mash, has died.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose spot-on Boris Karloff impression made the record a Halloween favourite, died of leukaemia aged 69 in Los Angeles.

While famous as a one-hit wonder, the song charted three times in the US - in 1962, 1970 and in 1973 when it also reached number three in the UK.

Pickett performed until last year, joking at his shows: "And now I'm going to do a medley of my hit".