Saturday, December 24, 2016

Status Quo Guitarist Rick Parfitt Dies At 68 From Infection 'Caught In Hospital'

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt OBE has died suddenly on holiday, aged 68 - after suffering a severe infection 'he caught in hospital'.

The musician passed away at the hospital he was admitted to in Spain on Thursday, his manager confirmed in a statement this afternoon.

It's claimed the veteran musician was taken in after suffering complications from a previous shoulder injury - but picked up a severe infection while he was there.


He died at lunchtime today, his family added in the statement.

Parfitt joins a long list of celebrated musicians to have died in 2016 - including David Bowie, Prince, Pete Burns, Keith Emerson, Glenn Frey, Greg Lake, Sir George Martin and Leonard Cohen.

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