DEEP PURPLE - Legend JON LORD Passes Away2012-07-16
Pioneering keyboardist Jon Lord – who helped Deep Purple write some of their most seminal material – has sadly passed away at the age of 71.
“It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer,” reads a statement from his publicist. “Jon was surrounded by his loving family.”
Jon helped pen some of Deep Purple’s most famous songs and worked with a number of high profile rock ‘n’ roll bands throughout his career, including legendary rockers Whitesnake.