Scott Taylor, the guitarist of 1980s rock band Then Jerico, has died after a two-year health battle.
Taylor, born in Surrey, passed away shortly after he was discharged from hospital at his home on Monday, April 27th.
While the guitarist had been suffering for a prolonged period of time with illness, the cause of death has not been officially released.
“I’ve just heard the devastatingly sad news of the passing of (David) Scott Taylor,” the band said in a post on social media. “He’d been gravely ill for the last couple of years and he was hospitalised earlier this year but discharged so I was hoping to see him again, but it wasn’t to be.
“I’m unsure of the exact details (so please don’t ask) but I send my deep sincere condolences & love to his wife Miranda and both of his daughters.”
Discussing his talents as a musician, the band continued in their statement: “Scott was a powerhouse of creativity, inspiration and musical innovation and most probably the best guitarist I’ve ever heard.
“We wrote some great songs together and I know I speak for all the old band members when I say he was loved and very respected by us all for his unique talents and amazing abilities. He made us laugh and cry for many reasons and I’ll miss him more than I ever had the chance to tell him. Rest in peace my dear ol’ friend. I love ya mate. Thanks for the music. You rocked X.”
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