Legendary music star was just found dead in London, leaving millions heartbroken.
He is a founding member of British rock group The Moody Blues. Ray Thomas has passed away at age 76 according to reports.
This happened at a heartbreaking time because it was just months before The Moody Blues were going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, they were all thrilled and honored to accept the induction, and he didn’t even live to see the day.
His music label, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, released a statement confirming Thomas’ death. Meanwhile they said Thomas died suddenly Thursday at his home in Surrey, south of London.
As of now, no cause of death has been released. The only information we know is that it was suddenly and unexpectedly.
“We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humor and kindness,” the label said Sunday. “It was a privilege to have known and worked with him and our thoughts are with his family and his wife Lee at this sad time.”
Many are suspecting that his death had something to do with the fact that he had prostate cancer. Furthermore, Thomas opened up in 2014 sharing that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. We are unsure of how his health was at the time of his death, and if it was even released to the cancer.
At an early age, he started playing in rock and blues bands in the English Midlands city of Birmingham. Meanwhile, that was right before founding The Moody Blues in 1964.
He founded the band with fellow musicians including Mike Pinder and Denny Laine. Furthermore, you may know them from their 1964 hit “Go Now.” It was very different than anything rockers had heard but it started something new in the world of music.
Thomas was truly a legend and will never be forgotten. Please keep family and friends in your prayers during this time.