As I return from my holiday I found out that Leonard Haze passed away in his sleep at the age of 61.
Rest in peace
Leonard, the times I met you were always nice and funny taking all the time.
When I asked you in Newcastle on your view on returning to Europe a big grin appeared on your face. “It feels like stealing money, man” you said.
Heaven has one of the best rhythm sections now……….
This is what Dave said on Facebook:
It is with shock and sadness that I type this. Leonard Haze, the legendary drummer, and a guy I spent decades with creating great music together, has passed away at 61. This, just a few days after his birthday. I just woke up to this news, as I’m in Germany, and immediately called his wife, Kelly. She confirmed that Leonard had passed away in his sleep, a few hours ago, sometime between noon and 7:30pm on Sunday, September 11.
Leonard has been struggling with COPD for years, but Kelly said that although his health had recently declined, they felt he had a few years left, so this is unexpected.
My deepest condolences to Leonard’s family and friends. His impact on the rock scene was well documented.
Rest in peace, my friend.
HERE is a link to a phone-call Eddie Trunk had with Dave regarding the passing of Thunderfoot.