Arthur Lee Passes Away At 61
August 4, 2006 at 11:45 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is sad to hear the reports of seminal 60's band LOVE mastermind ARTHUR LEE's death following a battle with leukemia. LEE pased away yesterday in MEMPHIS at the age of 61.
LEE's manager, MARK LINN, told MTV NEWS, "It was a complete surprise to me. He's had leukemia for the past few months, but he was coming along until this past weekend, when he just crashed. He passed away at around 4 p.m. [on THURSDAY], with his wife DIANE by his side. ARTHUR had the uncanny ability to bounce back from everything, and leukemia was no exception. He was confident that he would be back onstage by the fall."
ROLLING STONE is currently offering a look at LEE's career, along with audio of some of his finest musical moments. Check it out by clicking here.