Das ist eine ziemlich traurige Nachricht, welche da am gestrigen Sonntag die Runde machte (vor allen Dingen natuerlich in Musiker-Kreisen):

Chris Squire, the co-founder and longtime bassist of prog rock icons Yes and the only member of the group to feature on every studio album, has passed away just over a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Squire was 67. Current Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes first tweeted the news, “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire.”

Wie der Rolling Stone weiter in dem Artikel schreibt:

Yes confirmed Squire’s death on their official Facebook page. “It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona, in the arms of his loving wife Scotty,” the band wrote in a statement.

Mit Chris Squire haben wir nicht nur den mit-Gruender einer der wohl wichtigsten Pro-Rock Bands verloren, sondern auch einen Bassisten, welcher durch seinen oft ungewoehnlichen Zugang zum Instrument viele Musiker beeinflusst hat – e.g. John Petrucci.