Jon Lord, Keyboardist For Deep Purple, Dead At 71

Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player for Deep Purple, has died at age 71.  The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.  Lord was the co-founder of Deep Purple, and wrote many of their biggest hits, including “Smoke On The Water”.  He had been fighting pancreatic cancer since his retirement in 2002.

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Source: Rollingstone.com

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