Gary Richrath, known from the 80′s group REO Speedwagon is dead, said several US media.
Her death is confirmed on the band’s Facebook page.
– Full REO family mourn his death, writes the singer Kevin Cronin.
Gitarissten Gary Richrath made his name mainly in the 70s and 80s with the band REO Speedwagon, but left the band, 1989.
Richrath reported to have written including the hit “Take It On The Run” but only released one album as a solo artist, 1992 “Only the Strong Survive.”
Among the REO Speedwagons greatest songs are among others “Keep on loving you” and “Can not fight this feeling”.
“Had a heart of gold”
2013 the band reunited temporarily for a benefit concert for the benefit of residents in Illinois hit hard by storms that hit the area.
– Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter and embodied the tough guy with a heart of gold writes the band’s frontman Kevin Cronin in a post on Facebook.