Huw Lloyd-Langton, guitarist for Hawkwind, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 61.
Huw played on the 1970 debut album for Hawkwind, produced by The Pretty Things Dick Taylor but quit the band after a bad LSD trip at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1971.
In 1979, Huw was back in Hawkwind when the band reformed and stayed until 1988, occasionally re-joining for live shows.
Lloyd-Langton attempted to re-enter Hawkwind again as a permanent member in 2001 but left a year later due to ill health.
Two years ago, at age 59, he was diagnosed with cancer.
The official statement from Hawkwind reads:
It is with immense sadness that we have to let you know our great friend of many years and fellow musician Huw Lloyd Langton passed away peacefully last night.
Huw had been bravely fighting cancer for a couple of years, but was determined not to let the battle affect his day to day life. He continued to play his guitar, laugh, joke and share the great love he had in his heart, with all who knew him.
As he wished, he was at home when the time came, with his ever strong and loving wife Marion at his side.
Huw was one of the great guitarists with an individual style and character. He is gone but never forgotten by any of us. He will live on in our music and in our hearts.