Guitarist Bernie Tormé, famous for playing with Ian Gillan and, briefly, Ozzy Osbourne, has died at 66. He holds the distinction of being the first to step in for Randy Rhoads in 1982. Guitar World shared the family’s statement:
Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been on life support for the past four weeks at a London hospital following post-flu complications.
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