2016 has been everybody’s annus horibilis, and it is with great regret that we announce the death of Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt.

Having survived a quadruple heart bypass in 1997 Rick was admitted to hospital in Spain on Thursday suffering from complications following a shoulder injury.

Rick is survived by his wife Lyndsay, their twins Tommy and Lily and Rick’s adult children Rick Jnr and Harry.

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