Sadly it was reported that James Freud (Colin Joseph McGlinchey), the singer with Models, has taken his life in his Melbourne home this morning 4/11/10. Freud was noticeably absent when his band Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame last week. Sean Kelly commented that James “had fallen off the bike”. Freud was born Colin Joseph McGlinchey in June 29th, 1959. In his autobiography, Freud described his life as “not without a few old-fashioned rock’n’roll excesses”. He had a long-term battle with alcoholism. Freud was 16 when he started his first band "Sabre" with Models guitarist Sean Kelly. In 1977, he formed Teenage Radio Stars and had a hit with "Modern Girl" in 1979. After Mark Ferrie left Models in 1982, James joined his old mate Sean’s band. In 1985, Models, with Freud, had their greatest commercial breakthrough with the Freud penned "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" and "Barbados". He was with the band until the break-up in 1988. His next project was Beatfish with Mental As Anything’s Martin Plaza. In 2008, he released his solo album "See You In Hell". James had been sober since 2004 but Kelly’s comments that the ARIA Hall of Fame last week suggested that he had gone back to alcohol. Freud was 51. As a tribute to this great Aussie talent, here to download is James’s 1989 album for Mushroom "Step Into The Heat" (TVD 93302). It was produced by Bernard Edwards and James peened all the tracks. He is survived by wife Sally and sons Harrison and Jackson from the band Attack Of The Mannequins. R.I.P. James Freud 29/6/1959 - 4/11/10.