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Jon Lord, keyboardist of Deep Purple and Whitesnake, dies at 71

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Sad news today: British rocker Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday, reports the Associated Press. He was 71.

A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

"Jon passed from Darkness to Light," the statement said.

[Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 5:19pm]

    

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