Rick Parfitt died in hospital – Marbella

Rick Parfitt 1948 – 2016 died in a hospital in Marbella (Spain)

He was guitarist of Status Quo and died of an infection after complications to a shoulder injury.


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„This tragic news comes at a time when Rick was hugely looking forward to launching a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017 following his departure from Status Quo’s touring activities on medical advice. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, fellow band members, management, crew and his dedicated legion of fans from throughout the world, gained through 50 years of monumental success with Status Quo. Rick is survived by his wife Lyndsay, their twins Tommy and Lily and Rick’s adult children Rick Jnr and Harry“ (Statement from The Parfitt Family & Status Quo Manager, Simon Porter).

My favorite hit by Status Quo is this one:

Pictures of matchstick men

I never forget that hit from the 60th.

Thank you Rick&Band!