Rick Parfitt, the rhythm guitarist and singer for Status Quo, has passed away. He was 68.

The musician had suffered a number of health issues through the years, and had undergo a quadruple heart bypass in 1997. During the summer of 2016, Parfitt suffered a heart attack and announced in October that he would no longer tour with the band.

Parfitt died in hospital following a severe infection, following complications from a shoulder injury. A number of musicians and celebrities tweeted their condolences.



Parfitt is survived by his wife Lyndsay, their twins Tommy and Lily and his adult children Rick Jnr and Harry.