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Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden dies | Ents & Arts News

Guitarist Bernie Marsden, known for performing with British rock band Whitesnake during the 1970s and 80s, has died aged 72.

The British musician died “peacefully” on Thursday, surrounded by his wife and daughters, his family said.

Along with David Coverdale, Marsden co-founded Whitesnake and worked on popular songs like Here I Go Again and Fool For Your Loving.

Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden (L) and Mick Moody in 1981. Pic: Ilpo Musto/Shutterstock

In a statement, Marsden’s family said: “We are saddened to share that Bernie Marsden has passed away.

“Bernie peacefully left us on Thursday evening, with his wife Fran and daughters Charlotte & Olivia by his side.

“Bernie continued his love for music, writing, and recording until the end.”

Whitesnake’s lead singer Coverdale said he was “honoured” to have shared the stage with Marsden.

He wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter): “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 honoured to know & share a stage with. RIP, Bernie.”

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This notice was published: 2023-08-25 19:15:00

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