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Andrew Flanagan. Geoff Nicholls, Black Sabbath's keyboardist for 25 years between anddied today from lung cancer at the age of Nicholls' passing was first confirmed by Black Sabbath's founding guitarist Tony Iommi via social media :.
I'm so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest The Spell That Comes After - Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance Geoff Nicholls.
He's been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again.
Ozzy Osbourne also posted a remembrance of his longtime collaborator:. Geoff Nicholls was a great friend of mine for a long time. He will be greatly missed. I'm very saddened at the news. As did bassist Geezer Butler:. Nicholls first collaborated with Iommi during his time in Quartz, which shared with Sabbath a hometown Birmingham and whose self-titled debut record Iommi produced around Nicholls would join Sabbath, at the behest of Iommi, after Ronnie James Dio had replaced Osbourne as lead singer at the suggestion of Osbourne's future wife, Sharon.
After leaving Sabbath following the band's choice of Adam Wakeman as keyboardist inNicholls joined another former Sabbath singer, Tony Martin, in his band Headless Cross in recent years. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Don't Tell Me! NPR Shop. The Musicians. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Dies Irae 28, PM ET. Enlarge this image. Rest In Peace Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Dies Irae dear friend.
Very sad to hear of old friend and Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls passing. RIP Geoff.
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