Saturday, August 11, 2012
Memorial For DEEP PURPLE's Jon Lord (RIP) Announced!
As previously reported, Jon Lord of Deep Purple died this past July 16 at the age of 71. The co-founder and keyboard player with the Heavy Metal pioneers passed away after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Earlier this year, Lord was diagnosed as suffering from pancreatic cancer, a normally swiftly developing and deadly form of cancer. Lord was was surrounded by his family at the London Clinic. Jon Lord is survived by his wife Vickie and two daughters — Amy and Sara (please keep them in your thoughts and prayers).
According to the Darker Than Blue web site, Lord's funeral service took place on July 31 at St. Mary's Church in Hambleden, England. A memorial service is planned for later in the year in London. Stay tuned for more details!
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Jon Lord's Official Site
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