English singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, Ken Hensley has died at the age of 75, Hensley’s management confirmed. Check out the post below.
Hensley’s management confirming his passing news & said he had died “peacefully following a very short illness”. His former Uriah Heep bandmate Mick Box said he was in “deep shock” and hailed his “musical legacy that will be in people’s hearts forever.”
Uriah Heep, the rock band also shared the post via Twitter & wrote, “5th November 2020: I received devastating news this morning from Ken’s manager Steve Weltman that Ken Hensley has passed away. My sincere condolences go to his family and wife Monica and may he rest in peace. Mick URIAH HEEP.”
Hensley’s brother Trevor wrote on Facebook, “His beautiful wife Monica was at his side and comforted Ken in his last few minutes with us. We are all devastated by this tragic and incredibly unexpected loss.”
Kenneth William David Hensley was an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known for his work with Uriah Heep during the 1970s. During his time with the band, Hensley performed a serious role in popularising the position of keyboards in heavy rock, in addition to masterminding one of many band’s largest hits – the folk-rock epic ‘Lady In Black’.
Coming to his profession with the group started in 1969 once they had been referred to as Spice, earlier than renaming themselves Uriah Heep, taking the identity from a personality in Charles Dickens’ seminal novel David Copperfield. Hensley recorded 13 albums with the band, earlier than leaving in 1980. Their greatest got here in 1975’s ‘Return to Fantasy’, which reached No 7 within the UK album charts.
Singer Ken Hensley Died Aged 75
In accordance with The Guardian notes, he recently completed a brand new album, My Book of Answers, which was due for release in February. His loss of life comes only two months after that of Lee Kerslake, the band’s long-time drummer.