Coverdale and Whitesnake.com
|For Immediate Release:
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.
Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with Whitesnake & many bands and musicians throughout his career.
Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.
Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.
Jon passes from Darkness to Light.
Jon Lord 9 June 1941 - 16 July 2012.
|All the members of Whitesnake & all at Whitesnake.com wish to express their sincere condolences to Jon's Family , Friends & Fans...David Coverdale said "It was an absolute joy & pleasure for me to know him & to work alongside him. He is missed already."|