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Chris Squire Geoff Downes Yes (Band)

Chris Squire dies age 67

27 Jun, 2015

Squire dies in Phoenix, Arizona, age 67,  from acute erythroid leukemia. The news is broken by Downes:

The band confirms the news in post on Facebook:

It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona. For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band’s linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes’ most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water