David Bowie's Former Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies at 62


David Bowie's Former Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies at 62


Bolder, who was a member of David Bowie's backing band Spiders from Mars, dies because of pancreatic cancer.

Trevor Bolder, one of the founding members of Spiders from Mars which played with David Bowie in some albums, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bolder, who was also a member of British rock band Uriah Heep, was 62.

Uriah Heep confirmed the death of the bassist on its official site. "It is with great sadness that Uriah Heep announce the passing of our friend the amazing Trevor Bolder, who has passed away after his long fight with cancer. Trevor was an all-time great, one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced," the statement read.

"Trevor was a world class bass player, singer and songwriter, and more importantly a world class friend. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and rock fans all over the world. We are all numb to the core," the band's guitarist Mick Box said.

Bowie also made a statement on his official site in regards to his former musical partner's passing. "Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration for whichever band he was working with. But he was foremostly a tremendous guy, a great man," he said.

Black Sabbath's bassist Geezer Butler mourned Bolder's passing on Twitter, "RIP to Trevor Bolder of Uriah Heep." Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy wrote, "RIP Trevor Bolder - bass player from Bowie's Spiders From Mars (Ziggy Stardust is my #5 album of all-time) Man, too many rock deaths... : (."

Bolder joined Spiders from Mars in 1971. He contributed to the band's hit albums "Hunky Dory", "Aladdin Sane" and "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust". He later joined Uriah Heep in 1976. He and the band kept playing until his deteriorated condition forced him to take a break a few months ago.

Earlier this year, Bolder told Classic Rock Magazine about his health, "I had pancreas cancer so I had to have that removed. Not the entire pancreas - but still, it was bad news. They've cut out the bad bit. I've had a bit of chemo, got to have that, which I'm doing now, in case there's anything hanging about."

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