Scompare all’età di 68 anni vinto da un male incurabile Geoffrey James “Geoff” Nicholls tastierista dei Black Sabbath dal 1979 al 2004. 25 anni di fedeltà artistica per l’artista di Birmingham che aveva iniziato con Tony Iommi nei Quartz. Dopo lo split dai Sabbath negli ultimi anni era coinvolto con Tony Martin (altro ex-BS) negli Headless Cross. Il primo a darne notizia è stato proprio Iommi:“I’m so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls. He’s been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Tony”.
Ozzy Osbourne: “Geoff Nicholls was a great friend of mine for a long time. He will be greatly missed. I’m very saddened at the news”.
Geezer Butler: “Very sad to hear of old friend and Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls passing. RIP Geoff”.