Published On: Sun, Jan 7th, 2018

Moody Blues star Ray Thomas dies aged 76

The Moody Blues star Ray Thomas has died all of the sudden on the age of 76, his report label has confirmed.

The flautist and vocalist died on Thursday at his residence in Surrey.

Asserting Thomas’ loss of life “with profound sorrow and disappointment”, Cherry Crimson Information and Esoteric Recordings mentioned: “We’re deeply shocked by his passing and can miss his heat, humour and kindness.

“It was a privilege to have identified and labored with him and our ideas are along with his household and his spouse Lee at this unhappy time.”

British rock group The Moody Blues, 26th July 1978. Clockwise from top left, Graeme Edge, Ray Thomas, John Lodge, Mike Pinder and Justin Hayward. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Ray Thomas (high proper) with The Moody Blues

Moody Blues bass guitarist John Lodge tweeted: “Ray and I’ve been on this magical journey by life collectively since we had been 14…two younger youngsters from Birmingham who reached for the celebs…and we made it collectively.

“El Riot you’ll at all times be by my facet.”

Thomas revealed on his web site in 2014 that he had been recognized with prostate most cancers.

He mentioned he acquired his prognosis in 2013.

“My most cancers was inoperable however I’ve a unbelievable physician who instantly began me on a brand new remedy that has had 90% success price,” he wrote.

“The most cancers is being held in remission however I will be receiving this remedy for the remainder of my life.”

Thomas was born in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, on 29 December 1941.

He began out in blues and soul teams within the 1960s and later fashioned The Moody Blues alongside Mike Pinder, Denny Laine, Graeme Edge and Clint Warwick.

The rock band went on to have profitable hits together with Go Now, Nights In White Satin and Query.

Thomas additionally loved solo success with albums From Mighty Oaks and Hopes Needs And Desires.

The Moody Blues are to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in April.

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