Paul Raymond, the keyboardist and guitarist from UFO, has died only a few days after the band concluded a tour. He was 73.
The news was posted on his Facebook page. “Hi to all the fans and people who knew Paul! This is Sandra, Paul’s life partner speaking,” she wrote. “With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today. The doctors were trying to reanimate him and with success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him, he died of a heart attack. He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the U.K. & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year’s tour.”
UFO wrote that they were “too shell-shocked” by the news and shared Sandra’s update. They included a photo of Raymond from that last concert and added, “Thank you to everyone for your very kind and supportive messages.”