Gary Richrath



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Reports are streaming in that former REO Speedwagon guitarist GARY RICHRATH has died overnight. 
Condolences have been posted online by his solo band mates - including singer TOMMY EDWARDS and his drummer TIM FIERS, who confirmed the passing, having spoken to Gary's wife earlier today.
RIP Gary - as always, the world is a better place for your contributions to it and the music world suffers a great loss at your passing.
Kevin Cronin has now posted on behalf or REO:
Hi friends, kc here. My longtime friend and collaborator Gary Richrath passed away earlier today. I feel so sad. Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter, and the embodiment of the tough guy with a heart of gold. I learned most of what I know about being in a rock band from Gary Richrath. The entire REO Family mourns his death and shares in the grief of his family, friends, and fans. These words do not come close to expressing the depth of emotions I am feeling at this time...kc

PS. This photo has been on my music room table for as long as I can remember, and will stay there.

REO Speedwagon's photo.


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