Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in Spain at 68

FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday Oct. 26, 2005, showing members of Status Quo, with Francis Rossi, left, and Rick Parfitt during the launch of a DVD to mark the 40th anniversary of the rock band in London. Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in Spain at age 68, according to a statement released by his manager Simon Porter, Saturday Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in Spain at age 68.

His manager, Simon Porter, and Parfitt’s family said in a statement that Parfitt died in a hospital in Marbella, Spain, on Saturday from a severe infection.

The statement said Parfitt had been hospitalized there since Thursday due to complications from an earlier shoulder injury stemming from a fall. He had also suffered a heart attack earlier this year.

Porter said Parfitt is survived by his wife Lyndsay and four children.


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