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Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies in Spain

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Published : Dec 26, 2016, 6:25 am IST
Updated : Dec 26, 2016, 7:15 am IST

The veteran musician had been recuperating since June after a heart attack but died after he was taken into hospital in Marbella.

Rick Parfitt
 Rick Parfitt

London: The guitarist of English rock band Status Quo Rick Parfitt died on December 4 in a Spanish hospital. He was 68.

The veteran musician had been recuperating since June after a heart attack but died after he was taken into hospital in Marbella due to complications with a pre-existing shoulder injury and a severe infection, reports the Daily Mail. His son, Rick Jr, paid his own emotional tribute on social media, tweeting, “I cannot describe the sadness I feel right now. To many he was a rockstar, to me he was simply ‘Dad’, and I loved him hugely. RIP Pappa Parf.”

One of the most celebrated live performances of Parfitt’s career came at Live Aid on July 13 1985, when he opened the historic 16-hour concert with the band in a 15-minute slot at the original Wembley Stadium which was broadcast globally.

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