The rock and roll world lost a true legend today, Jon Lord.
Jon was the the keyboardist for Deep Purple and co-wrote one of the most recognizable rock tunes ever recorded “Smoke on the Water”, he was 71.
Keyboard player Jon Lord, who fused classical and heavy metal to make Deep Purple one of the biggest rock bands in the world, died Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Lord suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism, or a blockage of the lung artery, according to a statement posted on his website.
Get out your air guitars……