Billy Connolly’s former manager who once survived a shooting has died.

Glasgow legend Eddie Tobin passed away at 77-years-old yesterday leaving the city mourning.

He is being remembered as “Scotland’s ‘King of Clubs” after enjoying a lifetime of experience in business.

This included managing The Big Yin, Midge Ure, Nazareth, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and was commercial manager for a number of Rangers and Celtic football players.

Glasgow Times: Glasgow legend Eddie Tobin passed awayGlasgow legend Eddie Tobin passed away (Image: Sourced)

The Herald reported how Tobin was shot after answering the door of his bungalow in Clarkston in October 2006.

The serious incident involved him being hit twice in his right leg while a third bullet missed and hit the floor.

According to a report in The Herald, “sources suggested the attack may have been connected with Mr Tobin's attempts to re-establish himself within the pub and club security industry, which he had recently left”.

In an exclusive Herald interview Tobin spoke about the aftermath of the shooting saying: “I crawled to the phone and dialled 999. The pain was awful. I was squealing. It was like a red-hot poker going through me.

”I’ve been asked was it sore. Yes, it was bloody sore. I also knew it wouldn't be long before the media found out so I called some of my family to let them know what happened. I'd have hated the thought of them hearing it on the radio or TV, so it was best coming from me.”

The Herald article said that over the previous decade Tobin had become one of the most high profile individuals in the politics of the licensed trade, almost making it a personal crusade to drive up standards in the industry.

Tobin received many awards during his career, including a Lifetime Achievement Industry Award from the licensed trade.

He received Glasgow City Council’s Flourish Award for Security Scotland's customer service as part of the Nitezone initiative, ensuring safe journeys home for over 2,000,0000 members of the public.

He was named among the 25 most influential individuals in the UK leisure industry by Night Magazine, and was identified among the 10 most influential people in the licensed trade by the Glasgow Times.

Glasgow-based JBD Professional DJ management said on Facebook: "The King Of Clubs is a title our industry holds in high esteem and is only ever used for very special individuals who's contribution to our industry is undeniable.

"It is with the deepest sadness we write this message as Eddie Tobin has sadly passed away on Monday.

"He was successful in everything he put his mind to and his generosity with time and knowledge was second to none.”

The statement said the company offered its deepest sympathy and condolences to Tobin's wife Elspeth, his son Chris and daughter Claire and extended family.