Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dies of Cancer
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:37:14
Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has died of cancer. He was 71-years-young.
Lord was diagnosed with a tumor in his pancreas in 2011 and even headed to Israel this past February to seek treatment with a specialist. He passed away on Monday (July 16) at a private hospital in London.
"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," read a post on his website.
We are glad his family was with him when he went.
R.I.P, John Lord.
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