Paul Raymond of UFO has died aged 73 -
UFO The last show for Paul Raymond 5 April 2019 photo from UFO website

UFO The last show for Paul Raymond 5 April 2019 photo from UFO website

Paul Raymond of UFO has died aged 73

by Paul Cashmere on April 14, 2019

in News

UFO keyboard and bass player Paul Raymond has died at the age of 73.

Paul’s wife Sandra informed fans, “With a desperate and broken heart, fully in tears and pains that feel like they will kill me I have to tell you that my most beautiful and beloved darling Paul Raymond has passed away today. The doctors we’re trying to reanimate him and with success at first but then his system shot down again and there was nothing more they could do for him, he died of a heart attack.

He absolutely enjoyed the last couple of weeks touring with UFO in the UK & Ireland and he was looking forward to the rest of this year’s tour.

I will always love him and I hope he will rest in piece until I’ll see him again on the other side!!!

I love you so much Paul ?? Sandra”

Paul Raymond joined UFO from Savoy Band in 1976. Prior to that he was a member of Chicken Shack, where he replaced Christine McVie who left for Fleetwood Mac. Raymond’s other Fleetwood Mac connection was recording with former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan.

Raymond followed Michael Schenker out of UFO to join MSG (Michael Schenker Group).

Paul Raymond was a member of UFO from 1976-1980, 1984-1986, 1993-1999 and from 2003 until his death.

UFO are currently on tour in the UK. Paul’s last show was on 5 April, 2019.

In a statement UFO said, “Today we are too shell-shocked to write anything.

“Here is a photo of Paul at his last ever show, at the O2 Forum in London on 5th April.

“R.I.P. Paul

“Thank you to everyone for your very kind and supportive messages”.

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