Former member of the rock band Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden, has died.
The band confirms this on their Facebook page. Marsden was the original guitarist for the rock band.
The family wrote on Instagram that Marsden passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, with his wife and two daughters by his side.
Bernie never lost his passion for music. And the family wrote that he wrote and produced new songs to the end.
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale wrote Friday night that he woke up to the awful news that a good friend had passed away.
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. Bernie was a funny and talented man, and I had the privilege of getting to know him and sharing him on stage, Coverdale writes.
Marsden was one of Britain’s most prominent rock and blues guitarists. Marsden has written or co-written several hit songs for Whitesnake. Including “Fool for your love”, “She’s a Woman”, “Walking in the Shadow of the Blues”, “Trouble” and the gigantic “Here I Go Again”.
It was Marsden and Coverdale who founded the band Whitesnakes in 1978. Marsden left the band in 1982.