Thursday, May 7, 2020

Former Bad Company singer Brian Howe dead at 66

Former Bad Company singer Brian Howe died Wednesday (May 6) from cardiac arrest at his home in Lake Placid, FL at the age of 66.

"It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of a loving father, friend and musical icon, Brian Howe,” said longtime friend and manager Paul Easton.

“Finding the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts over losing my brother has been difficult," stated his sister Sandie. “Our family would like to thank you for your compassion and the outpouring of love we are receiving.”

Born in Portsmouth, England in 1953, Howe played a with a number of bands before teaming up with Ted Nugent for the guitarist’s 1984 album, “Penetrator”, and subsequent live shows.

Howe joined a newly-reformed Bad Company in 1986 for their “Fame And Fortune” album in place of the unavailable Paul Rodgers, and appeared on three more records – 1988’s “Dangerous Age”, 1990’s US platinum release, “Holy Water”, and 1992’s “Here Comes Trouble” – before leaving for a solo career in 1994.

Over the next two decades, the singer issued three albums and a 2017 single, “Hot Tin Roof”, which won the Hollywood Music in Media Awards honor for Best Rock Song of the Year.

Prior to his death, Howe was on tour with his solo band before the live music industry shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Howe is survived by his sister Sandie and her husband, his son Michael and daughters Victoria and Ella, along with three grandchildren: Kira, Alexandria and Aurora.

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