JON LORD passes from Darkness to Light.

Our beloved Jon passed away on this day Monday 16th July 2012.
We have lost a dear friend, a brother and a wonderful musician.
His dignity and graciousness touched us all. His music was an inspiration and took us to places beyond our imagination…A truly great man.
We humbly express our eternal love and great respect.
Deep Purple
Jon Lord 9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012.
Press enquiries: please contact press@deep-purple.com
If you want to send your condolences, please go to www.jonlord.org to post your message.
Этот текст размещен на главной странице официального сайта DEEP PURPLE
А это Ричи Блэкмор:
Jon was not only a great musician, he was my favorite dinner companion. We are all deeply saddened. We knew he was sick but the word was that he was recovering and doing much better.
This news came as a complete shock. Without Jon there would be no Deep Purple. He lives on in our hearts and memories.