The Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died at the age of 68 after suffering from a severe infection. Parfitt was taken to hospital in Marbella, Spain, on Thursday evening 22th due to complications arising from a pre-existing shoulder injury. He died there at lunchtime on Xmas Eve. Rick was born in Surrey, England and one of my personal favorites when I grew up. Status Quo was a boogie rock band and they kept rockin all over the world for many, many years. Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi kept the band alive for many years with different line-ups. Parfitt underwent a quadruple heart bypass in 1997. Doctors told Parfitt then that his lifestyle involving touring, drink and drugs could kill him. He cut down on his vices but vowed not to become a â€œborn-again Christianâ€ and continued to enjoy the â€œodd pintâ€. Rick is survived by his wife, Lyndsay, their twins, Tommy and Lily, and Rickâ€™s adult children, Rick Jr and Harry.
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