Guitarist Rick Parfitt from the renowned band Status Quo has died, at 68 years old to a severe infection he had received.
Parfitt was hospitalized in Spain, and due to an injury he had received in his shoulder, an infection had spread, leading him to his death.
The guitarist’s friendship with Francis Rossi for over 50 years had assisted in the British Rock band’s success to fame.
Parfitt had apparently been set to initiate an independent career in the musical scene and was to be releasing his autobiography later on in 2017.
The Shock to the Fans
Parfitt’s manager, Simon Porter announced the guitarist’s unexpected death, stating that this tragedy serves as a huge blow to all his friends, family, fans, and musical success that he had built up tremendously over the past five decades.
Parfitt had allegedly had physical problems in the past, undergoing a quadruple heart bypass 20 years ago.
Last summer he had suffered a heart attack which led him to announce that he would no longer perform with Status Quo.
The drummer for Status Quo, Jeff Rich, who has been playing alongside Parfitt for over 16 years, mentioned that the ongoing and progressive health issues of Parfitt continued to be a worrisome matter, adding that the guitarist was a profound musician who is still underrated to the world as of now.
Rockers Pay Their Condolences
Brian May, the guitarist from the band Queen, paid his respects to Parfitt, saying he had really never failed in continuing to rock the audiences and them as well, adding that his death served as an enormous surprise to him.
Midge Ure, the former singer for Ultravox as well tweeted in response to the news, paying his respect and prayers to Parfitt’s family and friends due to the tragic loss. Parfitt is well known for his famous ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’ which he had performed back in 1985 for the concert of Live Aid.