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harryconway 07-16-2012 09:47 PM

Jon Lord R.I.P.
Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord dies at 71
July 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EST
Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 71.

Lord was diagnosed with a tumor in his pancreas in 2011, and he headed to Israel in February to undergo treatment. He was due to make his return in Hagen, Germany, earlier this month, but had to postpone the gig due to poor health.

A statement released at the time read, "Jon wishes to assure everyone that this is not a matter for concern, but it is a continuation of his regular treatment that has just taken longer than anticipated. He and the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra hope to be able to reschedule the concert for later in the year."

However, Lord's condition took a turn for the worse, and he passed away Monday at a private hospital in London.

A post on his official website states, "It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family."

bonzolead 07-16-2012 10:06 PM

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My favorite keyboard player by far...What a total bummer...;-((.....Jon Lord R.I.P.(Rest In Paradise). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHi84bSJyw


Naigewron 07-16-2012 10:13 PM

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Cancer sucks. Another giant lost :-(

mikeyhanson 07-16-2012 10:19 PM

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Jon Lord Rest In Peace.

opentune 07-16-2012 10:28 PM

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Jon Lord may you keep on Space Truckin'

keep it simple 07-17-2012 12:34 AM

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Just heard this terrible news driving back from band practice. Another absolutely astonishing talent lost. RIP Jon.

BacteriumFendYoke 07-17-2012 12:35 AM

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Not the greatest fan of Deep Purple (aside from a few songs here and there) but I have to say I was greatly saddened by the news too. His finest work was the band's finest work and that says much about how influential and skilled his playing was.

Pocket-full-of-gold 07-17-2012 01:25 AM

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Logged in....and saw this. Nothing in the Aussie press at all. Typical!!

Sad indeed. He was one of a kind. How good is it that we still have his music.

Mad About Drums 07-17-2012 01:38 AM

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Oh no... Very sad news. Another rock icon that will be missed dearly, RIP Jon.

Ian Williams 07-17-2012 01:40 AM

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I'm in a deadly silence. A big follower of Jon Lord's music work in and out of Deep Purple.

Rest In Peace - Mr. Jon Lord, great musician! Keep playing those keybords in Heaven...

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