REO Speedwagon’s legendariske gitarrist Gary Richrath är död.
Bandets sångare Kevin Cronin har lämnat följande meddelande;
Hi friends, kc here. My longtime friend and collaborator Gary Richrath passed away earlier today. I feel so sad. Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter, and the embodiment of the tough guy with a heart of gold. I learned most of what I know about being in a rock band from Gary Richrath. The entire REO Family mourns his death and shares in the grief of his family, friends, and fans. These words do not come close to expressing the depth of emotions I am feeling at this time…kc PS. This photo has been on my music room table for as long as I can remember, and will stay there.
Richrath som var medlem i det klassiska bandet mellan åren 1970 till 1989 skrev bland annat låtar som “Ridin’ The Storm Out”, “Only The Strong Survive” och “Take It On The Run”.
Gary Richrath blev 65 år gammal.