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Uriah Heep Bass Player, Trevor Bolder Passes Away

British hard rock legends Uriah Heep have announced that bass player, Trevor Bolder, has passed away after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was sixty two years old.

Bolder was previously a member of David Bowie's band, The Spiders From Mars, before joining Uriah Heep in 1976 and remaining with the group until earlier this year when his health forced him to take a break. A message from his bandmates reads as follows:

"It is with great sadness that Uriah Heep announce the passing of our friend the amazing Trevor Bolder, who has passed away after his long fight with cancer. Trevor was an all time great, one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced.

"His long time membership of Uriah Heep brought the band’s music, and Trevor’s virtuosity and enthusiasm, to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world. He joined the band in 1976 and, barring one short break, was a fixture until his ill health forced him to take a step back early this year. Prior to joining Heep he was a founder and ever-present member of David Bowie’s legendary Spiders From Mars band, performing on all of their key albums and at countless shows. He also performed with Wishbone Ash, Cybernauts and The Rats."

Guitarist Mick Box added: "Trevor was a world class bass player, singer and songwriter, and more importantly a world class friend. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and rock fans all over the world. We are all numb to the core."

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1. MegaDeth-VietNam1 writes:

Don't know that man & band, but this s so sad news, R.I.P !

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2. cbella writes:

No way!!! I didn't even know he had cancer! I just saw him in November with Uriah Heep and he was great!
R.I.P

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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

RIP Trev.

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4. Brother B writes:

Probably the band that got me into the heavy music...listening to Very 'eavy Very 'umble as a 4 year old!!

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5. otmmy writes:

Now he is up in heaven and that's That's what I call Easy Livin

# May 25, 2013 @ 4:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. odinmyl0rd writes:

man this sucks i love uriah heep great band r.i.p man you'll be jamming with jeff hanneman and dimebag up there this still sucks though

# May 30, 2013 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. HMRok writes:

First saw Trevor's awesome sideburns in Spiders from Mars pictures, he was a good musician, fit well in Heep both times. Another good one gone.

There is no heaven and no god, and no one is jamming with anyone in "afterlife", but they will all be missed. We were lucky to have them.

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8. rmsaint writes:

Up there jamming with Tommy Bolin, Jon Lord, and John Bonham.

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