Scomparso la vigilia di Natale in un ospedale di Marbella in Spagna a causa di una setticemia. Muore così a 68 anni Rick Parfitt colonna storica degli Status Quo a cui lega il suo nome per oltre 50 anni. Il cantante/chitarrista era nato nel Surrey e dal 2015 assieme alla moglie aveva messo in piedi proprio a Marbella l’agenzia immobiliare Status Homes.
Rick Parfitt 1948 – 2016
Statement from The Parfitt Family & Status Quo Manager, Simon Porter.
We are truly devastated to have to announce that Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has passed away at lunchtime today. He died in hospital in Marbella, Spain as a result of a severe infection, having been admitted to hospital on Thursday evening following complications to a shoulder injury incurred by a previous fall. 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. No further comment will be made at this time and Rick’s family, and the band, ask for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.