LONDON Dec 24 Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt
died in hospital on Saturday in Spain aged 68 after suffering
from a severe infection, his manager said.
"We are truly devastated to have to announce that Status Quo
guitarist Rick Parfitt has passed away," his family and Status
Quo Manager Simon Porter said in a joint statement.
"He died in hospital in Marbella, Spain as a result of a
severe infection, having been admitted to hospital on Thursday
evening following complications to a shoulder injury incurred by
a previous fall," his family said.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Richard Balmforth)