Rock musician Craig MacGregor has died aged 68.
The longtime Foghat bassist passed away on Friday 9 February after a prolonged battle with lung cancer.
Macgreogor’s bandmates confirmed the news via Facebook ending the message with ‘Rest in Peace Thunderfingers.’
The message read: ‘On behalf of Craig MacGregor’s family and the Foghat family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost our brother, good friend, husband, father and band mate this morning. He passed peacefully in his wife, Lisa MacGregor’s arms after a prolonged battle with cancer.
‘Please respect the privacy of the family and band members at this time. We will be sharing information in the next day or so. Rest in Peace Thunderfingers.’
Craig joined the rock band Foghat in 1976, replacing the group’s interim bassist Nick Jameson.
After recording a number of hits with the band including Night Shift, Live, Stone Blue and Boogie Motel to name a few, MacGregor left the group only to rejoin them on and off during the mid 80’s.
In 2015 he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, but continued to show strength by becoming an advocate for the Patient Test Results Act whilst returning to perform with the band after August 2015.
Speaking with the Reading Eagle, his wife Lisa said: ‘He made such an impact on so many people’s lives’
‘Music is how most people know him.’
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