Steve Priest, founding member of and bassist within the British rock band The Sweet, has died. He was 72.
The musician died Thursday morning in Los Angeles, Preist’s spouse, Maureen, confirmed to Fox Information.
“After being admitted to the hospital in February with pneumonia his lengthy illness had made him very weak,” Maureen mentioned through electronic mail on Thursday. “He died peacefully and with dignity, his heart just couldn’t keep up with his body and more.”
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The band additionally confirmed the information on its Facebook page on Thursday in a notice written by Andy Scott, the final residing member of the band’s best-known lineup.
“Then there was one! I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away,” Scott, 70, wrote. “His wife Maureen and I have kept in contact and though his health was failing I never envisaged this moment. Never. My thoughts are with his family x.”
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The band’s lineup additionally consisted of Brian Connolly, who died in 1997, and Mick Tucker, who handed in 2002.
“He was the best bass player I ever played with. The noise we made as a band was so powerful,” Scott continued.
“From that moment in the summer of 1970 when [we] set off on our Musical Odyssey the world opened up and the rollercoaster ride started! He eventually followed his heart and moved to the USA. First New York then LA.”
Scott concluded with: “Rest in Peace brother. All my love.”
The submit additionally contained a pair of images of Priest together with his bandmates.
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Preist and his glam rock band rose to fame within the 1970s and have boasted hits like “The Ballroom Blitz” and “Fox On the Run.”
The Sweet’s final album, “Identity Crisis,” got here in 1982.
Along with his spouse, Priest is survived by daughters Lisa, Danielle and Maggie, and three grandchildren.