The musician, who was well-known for performing with The Beatles fell ill with Covid-19 on Saturday after performing a gig, his close friend Arthur Kerevan has confirmed.
But sadly, the father-of-three passed away from the virus on Tuesday.
His family paid a tribute to the musician, who described him as ‘our world’.
‘As a family we are devastated at the sudden loss of our husband, father-in-law, grandad, brother and friend who touched so many lives through music,’ they said in a statement.
‘What makes his loss even more heartbreaking is the fact that it could have been so easily avoided had it not been for coronavirus.’
Source: Abbie Bray/metro.co.uk