You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Obituaries

Noel Harrison, 79; sang ‘Windmills of Your Mind’

Noel Harrison appeared on “Model of the Year Pageant.”

CBS Teleivsion Network/file 1967

Noel Harrison appeared on “Model of the Year Pageant.”

LONDON — Musician Noel Harrison, who sang the Oscar-winning ballad ‘‘The Windmills of Your Mind,’’ has died at 79.

Mr. Harrison’s wife, Lori Chapman, said Tuesday that he suffered a heart attack after a performance on Saturday in Devon, southwest England, and died later in a hospital.

Continue reading below

The son of British actor Rex Harrison, Noel Harrison was an Olympic skier before becoming a professional musician.

‘‘The Windmills of Your Mind’’ was the theme to the 1968 movie ‘‘The Thomas Crown Affair.’’

He leaves his wife and several children and grandchildren.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week