Blue Murder keyboardist Nik Green, who also worked with Roy Harper and many others, has died of cancer.
The news was confirmed by bassist and colleague Tony Franklin, who reports: “Sadly, Nik left us last night, after a brave battle with cancer. A gentle soul and huge talent. His contribution to Blue Murder was huge.”
Green was recruited by John Sykes in 1987 after the ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist’s stint with Whitesnake. The lineup also variously included former Black Sabbath singer Ray Gillen, Thin LIzzy’s Marco Mendoza and drummer Carmine Appice.
They released their self-titled debut in 1989, followed by Nothin’ But Trouble in 1993, then live album Screaming Blue Murder: Dedicated To Phil Lynott.
Somerset-born Green later worked in Roy Harper’s band with Jimmy Page and Franklin, then developed a career in studio engineering, sound programming and digital audio equipment design.