‘Deep Purple’s’ Keyboard Player Jon Lord Lost His Battle With Cancer!

Co-founder ‘John Lord’ of Deep Purple has died, he lost his battle to cancer at the age of seventy one years of age. Back in 2011 the keyboard player had been diagnosed with a tumour in his pancreas.

Then in 2011 he went to Israel in February 2012 to undergo a specialist treatment. Lord was due to make his live comeback at a show in Hagen, Germany earlier this month July 12, 2012, but had to postpone the gig due to poor health.

A statement released at the time read:

 ”Jon wishes to assure everyone that this is not a matter for concern, but it is a continuation of his regular treatment that has just taken longer than anticipated. He and the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra hope to be able to reschedule the concert for later in the year.”

But unfortunate Lord’s condition worsened and he lost his his fight on Monday July 16, 2012 at a private hospital in London. A post on his official website states:

“It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.”

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