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Rock stars react to the death of the guitarist Bernie Marsden

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Rock stars react to the death of the guitarist Bernie Marsden

The family of the guitarist Bernie Marsden, known for his work with Whitesnake, Cozy Powell and more, announced that the musician passed away at the of 72. Quickly, many Rock stars reacted to his passing paying tribute on their social networks.


Marsden’s family said: “On behalf of his family, it is with deep sadness we announce the death of Bernie Marsden. Bernie died peacefully on Thursday evening with his wife, Fran, and daughters, Charlotte and Olivia, by his side. Bernie never lost his passion for music, writing and recording new songs until the end.”

Rock stars react to the death of the guitarist Bernie Marsden

David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

“Good Morning…I’ve just woken up to the awful news that my old friend & former Snake Bernie Marsden has passed. My sincere thoughts & prayers to his beloved family, friends & fans. A genuinely funny, gifted man, whom I was honored to know & share a stage with
RIP, Bernie “.


Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple and more)

“Thinking of you Bernie, my dear … A good , kind Soul … Love to all the Marsden Family. Love you Lad”.

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

“Very saddened to hear of the passing of Bernie Marsden. A fantastic Blues/Rock player of extraordinary taste, feel & wily good humor. A Player’s PLAYER. The World of Electric Guitar has lost a Gentleman & Scholar of the First Rank.”

Living Colour

“Rest in peace, Bernie Marsden. Thank you!”

Jack Bruce’s estate

“We are so saddened to learn of the death of Bernie Marsden. Bernie played beautiful guitar on Jack’s final studio album Silver Rails and shared incredible performances at Jack’s tribute shows. We extend our sincere condolences to Bernie’s family & friends, love from the Bruces”.

Phil Campbell (Motörhead)

“Just heard the sad news that dear Bernie Marsden has passed away. What a lovely man he was and his contribution to rock music was immense. RIP Bernie.”

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