Known best for his work in Jazz fusion British guitarist Allan Holdsworth has died of unknown causes at the age of 70. Over his career he has released 12 studio albums and has had a career spanning over four decades.
Allan Holdsworth’s daughter Louise confirmed the news via Facebook
“It is with heavy hearts that we notify everyone of the passing of our beloved father. We would appreciate privacy and time while we grieve the loss of our dad, grandad, friend and musical genius. We will update close friends and family when service arrangements have been made and will notify the public of an open memorial service, which all would be welcome. We are undeniably still in shock with his unexpected death and cannot begin to put into words the overwhelming sadness we are experiencing. He is missed tremendously.
Louise, Sam, Emily & Rori”
Fellow artists also shared memories via Twitter.
I cant believe it!
Allan Holdsworth, legendary guitarist of our generation !
He changed the game + was the sweetest guy ever…
— Steve Lukather (@stevelukather) April 16, 2017
— Mike Portnoy ? (@MikePortnoy) April 16, 2017
Oh no so sad to hear this. Brilliant unique guitar master player. Rest In Peace Alan. https://t.co/39sShdz15T
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) April 16, 2017
Allan was a true pioneer in his art form. The world will miss him.
Article Photo by Anil Prasad.