Jon Lord Passes Away
2012-07-16 by Darkvoid67 | 21 Comments

Today, July 16th marks the passing of a true legend of the rock scene. Ex-Deep Purple,
Whitesnake (among others) keyboardist Jon Lord has sadly passed away after a long battle
with pancreatic cancer that begun in 2011. Lord was supposed to return to the live circuit
in Hagen, Germany on the 12th of this month but poor health prevented such an event and
ever since the keyboardists health has been on a steady decline.

A post upon his official website reads: "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. Jon was surrounded by his loving
family"

Lord was responsible for founding and leading Deep Purple during their lesser known years
and being present when the band created some of their most classic material such as "Deep
Purple In Rock", "Fireball" and "Machine Head", as well as being part of the highly revered
English rock band Whitesnake from 1978 to 1984. Rejoining Deep Purple in 1984, Lord also
went on to produce several solo works and collaborate with some of music's best known
figures, including his latest super-group project "Whocares" which featured, amongst others
Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath/Heaven And Hell fame.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409

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pedro70512
July 17th 2012

2414 Comments


this is just awful...he's one of my heroes! rest in peace, Jon. you will be sorely missed...

taylormemer
July 17th 2012

4913 Comments


Terrible. A true champion in every way. Site needs more Jon Lord

CrownOfMagnets
July 17th 2012

2232 Comments


Best rock n roll keyboardist ever. RIP

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
July 17th 2012

20036 Comments


Yeah, terrible news.

RIP

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2012

4384 Comments


May he rest in peace.

Recspecs
July 17th 2012

9820 Comments


Damn RIP

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Nagrarok
July 17th 2012

8169 Comments


He was always one of the greatest parts of Deep Purple, one of the best keyboardists in rock. RIP.

Chrisjon89
July 17th 2012

3387 Comments


RIP

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TheNotrap
July 17th 2012

7992 Comments


True legend. RIP Mr. Jon Lord.

taylormemer
July 17th 2012

4913 Comments


To me he *was* Deep Purple; he distinguished them.

henryChinaski
July 17th 2012

2687 Comments


RIP

Loanshark
July 17th 2012

333 Comments


Makes me really sad to hear this.......

RIP

rockandmetaljunkie
July 17th 2012

3302 Comments


RIP Jon, your music will live for ever.

rockandmetaljunkie
July 17th 2012

3302 Comments


Out of sheer respect, DP must retire now.

Salander
July 17th 2012

56 Comments


Noo..

facupm
July 17th 2012

7109 Comments


Rest in Peace

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MO
July 17th 2012

18267 Comments


"To me he *was* Deep Purple; he distinguished them."

this so hard, he provided so much of their key sound

a big RIP

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ManintheBox
July 17th 2012

867 Comments


Sad news . R.I.P. Jon, a true legend of rock.

GnFnRs87
July 18th 2012

499 Comments


Awful news R.I.P Jon, your music will live on

KILL
July 18th 2012

70718 Comments


rip

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pedro70512
July 22nd 2012

2414 Comments


news about green day's new crappy single has five times as many comments as the death of one of rock's all-time greats.

something is very wrong here



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