Keith Reid, lyricist for the hugely popular British rock band Procol Harum recently said goodbye to the planet. His former rock band member confirmed the news by posting it on Facebook.
If you’re a fan of the band and their music shapes you in every way possible then this article is for you. Scroll down further to know more about it.
The band, which gained an enormous following in the 1960s and 70s with their hit A Whiter Shade of Pale, recently lost their lyricist Keith Reid. The band’s official Facebook page was the first to break this sad news to the world.
The group also revealed that Keith Reid had been suffering from cancer for a long time. And he even got proper treatment for it. On Thursday, the lyricist “passed away suddenly” as informed by the group Keith was a part of.
This news is quite sad and surprising for fans of the rock band because their music has a fairly enormous audience.
What is the reason behind Keith’s death? How did his former band members react to the news? If you have the same questions in mind then this article will answer all of them. Keep reading to find out more.
Keith Reid Died Suddenly As Reported by Procol Harum Band.
This Thursday, Keith Reid breathed his last in London. As of now, the precise reason of death is unclear but it appears to be cancer.
According to different reports, Keith suffered from cancer for a really long time.
Keith was not a performing member of the band. However his work was appreciated time and time again by the band as he wrote most of the lyrics for the songs.
The statement posted by the band Procol Harum on Facebook is as follows –
“We are saddened to hear of the death of Keith Reid. An unequalled lyricist, Keith wrote the words to almost all of Procol Harum’s songs, in addition to co-writing the John Farnham hit You’re The Voice. The lyrics are very unique and help shape the music the band creates.”
The statement continued, “His imaginative, real and multi-layered words are a delight for Procol fans and the intricacies of his designs are a powerful addition to Harum’s Procol catalogue. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”