Jon Lord, the keyboardist for Deep Purple, died Monday at age 71. He was battling pancreatic cancer.
Lord also played in Whitesnake and Paice, Ashton and Lord.
Joe Lynn Turner, of Deep Purple and Rainbow, sent this statement regarding his friend Jon Lord.
"I am deeply saddened about the passing of Jon Lord...I am proud and humbled to have known him both personally and professionally ...and blessed to share a special time with him. He was a true and gifted original...a gentleman of the industry ...and he shall be greatly missed! My sincerest sympathies to his family and relations...and to all of us who have lost one of the great musicians of our time!...R.I.P. Jon...may God hold you in his hands."
The Hollywood Reporter has a beautiful write-up on Lord, including a detailed musical history.