Status Quo legend Alan Lancaster dead at 72: Bass-playing founding member dies surrounded by family at his Sydney home after MS battle
- News of his passing was confirmed by his ‘heartbroken’ friend Craig Bennett
- The musician died surrounded by his family at his home in Sydney, Australia
Status Quo legend Alan Lancaster has died at the age of 72 after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
The bass-playing musician, who was a founding member of the English rock band – which formed as The Scorpions in 1962 – died at his home in Sydney, Australia.
News of his passing was confirmed by his close friend Craig Bennett.
He said in a statement: ‘I am heartbroken to announce the passing of Alan Lancaster, British born music royalty, guitar God and founding member of iconic band, Status Quo.
‘Despite having MS and issues with his mobility, Alan participated in hugely successful reunion tours… He bravely played to thousands of adoring fans and loved being back with the band and his loyal Quo army.’
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Status Quo legend Alan Lancaster (third from left) has died at the age of 72 after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis