The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield has died at the age of 71

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The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield has died at the age of 71.

He had been in hospital suffering with heart problems and later developed COVID-19 which ultimately took him on Sunday, May 3rd.

Greenfield joined The Stranglers in 1975 and had remained a constant presence in the band ever since. He’ll be best remembered as the driving force behind one of their biggest hits, Golden Brown.

“We are deeply and profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of keyboard legend Dave Greenfield on the evening of 3rd May 2020,” a statement reads.

“Following a stay in hospital for heart problems, Dave tested positive for the COVID-19 virus last Sunday but he sadly lost his battle last night. Dave had been an ever present in the band since joining in late 1975 and his keyboard wizardry was world-renowned over his 45 year career in The Stranglers. Dave was a lovable, friendly and eccentric character who always had time to chat.”

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