Samstag, Dezember 24, 2016 / Eingestellt von peter /

Rick Parfitt dies, aged 68

    Saturday, December 24th, 2016 3:54pm

The band confirmed on social media this afternoon that Rick had been admitted to hospital in Marbella, Spain on Thursday 15th December after complications to a shoulder injury, following a previous fall.
The Status Quo co-founder has died in hospital after a severe infection.
The statement, made by the Parfitt family with Status Quo manager Simon Porter goes on to say that "This tragic news comes at a time when Rick was hugely looking forward to launching a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017 following his departure from Status Quo’s touring activities on medical advice."
His retirement from the band was announced in September, following his third heart attack in June 2016.
The family statement, which you can read in full below, highlights the enduring popularity of Rick, as part of one of the hardest touring bands in the UK: "He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, fellow band members, management, crew and his dedicated legion of fans from throughout the world, gained through 50 years of monumental success with Status Quo."

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