The tragic death of Alan White Drummer has hit his world so hard, as he died after a brief illness in his Seattle home at the age of 72.
His wife Gigi White posted a lengthy condolence message to announce his departure on Musician’s Facebook account.
Alan White was a well-known English drummer, and songwriter, best known for his tenure in the progressive rock band Yes, has died at 72.
He joined Yes in 1972 as a replacement for an original drummer, Bill Bruford, following the death of bassist Chris Squire in 2015.
White became the longest-remaining member in the band, having never left the group since joining.
Alan White Drummer Cause Of Death Explained
Alan White is known to be an English Drummer of the Rock band, who died in his Seattle home in the United States at 72. His wife Gigi White confirmed that he died of a brief illness.
According to Gigi White and the family’s post on the drummer’s Facebook profile, “Alan White, our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and a real family man, passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on May 26, 2022.”
Alan was born in Pelton, County Durham, England, on June 14, 1949. White began piano lessons at the age of six, drum instruction at the age of twelve, and public performances at the age of thirteen.
He went to a technical school and then relocated to the nearby town of Ferryhill when he was seven years old, where he spent the rest of his life.
Meanwhile, his piano lessons were milestones for his musical journey as a drummer. He used to play the instrument “very percussively,” which his uncle noted.
After that, his uncle reported to his parents about his love of music, who purchased him an Ajax drum kit for Christmas when he was twelve years old.
Alan White Death At 72 From Illness In His Seattle Home.
The passing away of Alan White at 72 in his Seattle home has come out as a massive loss to the musical fraternity.
The exact death cause of the musician is undisclosed, but according to the family’s Facebook post, he died due to a brief illness in The USA, away from his home country.
One of the comments on Facebook said, “what an amazing, loving human being. So blessed to have him and his wonderful family be a part of my and my family’s lives. Godspeed Alan. you will always be indelibly rooted in our hearts.”
White was married to his wife Gigi for nearly 40 years. Jesse and Cassi are their two children, while his son followed in his footsteps, being a musician.
He left his home nation and died in Newcastle, Washington, close to Seattle. In 1997, White served as best man at Jon Anderson’s wedding. White was also the Grand Marshal of the Issaquah Salmon Days celebration in Washington.