Published Dec 07, 2012Huw Lloyd-Langton, an on-and-off guitarist for space rock pioneers Hawkwind, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
The UK band announced the member's passing in a post on their website today (December 7), revealing that Lloyd-Langton was at home at the time of his death with his wife Marion at his side.
Lloyd-Langton joined Hawkwind early in the band's career and appeared on their self-titled debut album in 1970. He parted ways with the group and went on to play with Widowmaker and Leo Sayer before rejoining Hawkwind in 1979. He left again in the late '80s, but continued to make appearances in the lineup. He also fronted his own band, the Lloyd Langton Group.
Lloyd-Langton previously overcome legionnaires' disease, and you can heck out a his detailed professional biography (which goes up until 2010) right here.
Read Hawkwind's heartfelt statement below. Fans are invited to share their thoughts and memories at the Hawkwind forum.
It is with immense sadness that we have to let you know our great friend of many years and fellow musician Huw Lloyd Langton passed away peacefully last night.
Huw had been bravely fighting cancer for a couple of years, but was determined not to let the battle affect his day to day life. He continued to play his guitar, laugh, joke and share the great love he had in his heart, with all who knew him.
As he wished, he was at home when the time came, with his ever strong and loving wife Marion at his side.
Huw was one of the great guitarists with an individual style and character. He is gone but never forgotten by any of us. He will live on in our music and in our hearts.
We will update you all with details of funeral and remembrance plans as and when we have them.