Australian guitarist Phil Emmanuel has died suddenly at the age of 65.
Phil was in Parkes, New South Wales visiting his brother Darcy when he had an asthma attack on Thursday. He is also the brother of Tommy Emmanuel.
Phil was one of Australia’s most gifted guitarists and he was constantly in demand with other artists requesting his services both live and in the studio.
Phil Emmanuel has played with Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton.
RIP Phil Emmanuel, one of the great guitar players. You will be sadly missed. pic.twitter.com/w3lb5rvwtr
— Jimmy Barnes (@JimmyBarnes) May 25, 2018
“In transit from the UK on my way back to Australia, I was told of the sudden passing of one of the world’s most respected guitarist’s, Phil Emmanuel. He was a gifted musician who played with the best because he was the best. He will be missed but never forgotten.” – Ian pic.twitter.com/1O54fcPY9Q
— Ian Moss (@ianmossmusic) May 25, 2018