Mourning in the world of British and world music: Alan White, drummer of Yes, died at 72 after a short illness
Devastating days for music lovers. After the news of the death of Andy Flatcher, keyboardist and manager of Depeche Mode, the news of the departure of Alan Whitehistoric drummer of the British band Yes. To give the sad announcement, also in this case, his friends and colleagues of the group thought about it.
Within a few hours, the Great Britain and the whole world had to deal with the unexpected deaths of two musicians, part of two of the greatest British bands ever.
The first to leave this land was Andy Fletcher, known as “Fletch”, keyboardist and historical manager of the Depeche Mode. Moving the post published by the band to give the sad announcement:
“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy“ Fletch ”Fletcher. Fletch had a real heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family and we ask you to hear them in your thoughts and to respect their privacy in this difficult time ”.
Alan White died after only a few hours, drummer of Yesanother very important rock band from across the Channel.
The announcement of Alan White’s death
To give the announcement of his death, also in this case, his own second familythat band Alan has been playing with for over 40 years.
It is with deep sadness that Yes announce that Alan White, their beloved drummer and friend of 50 years, has passed away at the age of 72 after a brief illness.
Throughout his life and six decades of his career, Alan has been many things to many people: a rock star to fans around the world; bandmate of a select few and a gentleman and friend of all who met him.
White’s career is extraordinary. A path also shared with many artists world-class. Just to name a few, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton and Klaus Voormann.