Little Feat Drummer Richie Hayward Dead At 64
August 13, 2010 at 1:34 PM (PT)
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS is reporting that RICHIE HAYWARD, co-founder of LITTLE FEAT, has died. He was 64. The drummer had been suffering from liver cancer and died Thursday at a hospital near Vancouver, Canada, after complications of pneumonia, his publicist, Bridget Nolan, confirmed Friday.
"He was waiting for a liver transplant," said NOLAN. Over the past year, benefits had been staged on HAYWARD's behalf; he had no health insurance.
In a letter to fans last AUGUST, HAYWARD wrote, "My intent is to come back to the band, as soon as I am physically able. Your love and support will mean a lot to me, more than I can say. I love and will miss you all, and I will see you again on the proud highway."