Brett Tuggle has died on the age of 70 after a protracted battle with most cancers.
The passing of former Fleetwood Mac and David Lee Roth Band keyboardist prompted an avalanche of tributes on Monday night time (06.20.22), together with rocker Rick Springfield.
He tweeted together with a collection of pictures of the couple through the years: “Our candy Brett Tuggle simply got here residence tonight. God bless the gorgeous spirit of him”.
Journeyman keyboardist Tuggle spent twenty years with Fleetwood Mac throughout their reunion period, serving as a founding member of the David Lee Roth Band within the 1980s.
He died June 19 from issues associated to his marathon battle in opposition to most cancers and is survived by his son Matt and daughter Michelle.
Matt informed Rolling Stone: “His household liked him very a lot.
“His household was with him all through the time of his sickness. He was a stunning father. He gave me the music in my life.”
Tuggle additionally performed with Jimmy Web page, Rick Springfield, David Coverdale, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and Mitch Ryder and Detroit Wheels.
Throughout his time with David Lee Roth, he co-wrote the 1988 hit “Simply Like Paradise.”
Tuggle entered the world of Fleetwood Mac in 1992 when he landed a gig with Mick Fleetwood’s facet challenge, the Zoo, and remained within the band’s orbit throughout Lindsey Buckingham’s solo tour in late 2021.
He performed keyboards on all of Fleetwood Mac’s excursions from 1997 to 2017.
Buckingham, 72, mentioned of Tuggle whereas introducing his band on the Warner Theater in Washington DC on September 14, 2021: “This man is only a grasp. He is a superb keyboardist, bassist, guitarist, singer.
“And he additionally brings plenty of readability and integrity. There isn’t a approach on the earth that we will do that with out him. We have now by no means been capable of do it with out him, nor might we sooner or later. We love him to dying.”
Tuggle grew up in Denver, Colorado and fell in love with music at a younger age.
He informed Rolling Stone in 2020: “Like everybody else within the nation, we have been drawn to the surf scene.
“The Seashore Boys have been an enormous affect in highschool. I received sucked into the concord factor with them. And like everybody else, kind of, I noticed The Beatles on TV and issues have been by no means the identical.”