Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne drummer Lee Kerslake dead at 73

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By Fraser Lewry (Classic Rock) 2 hours ago

Drummer Lee Kerslake, most famous for his stints with Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne, has died

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Lee Kerslake has died at the age of 73. The drummer, who played on many of Uriah Heep's albums and on Ozzy Osbourne's classic Blizzard Of Oz and Diary Of A Madman, succumbed to prostate cancer after a long illness.

The news was confirmed by former Uriah Heep member Ken Hensley, who wrote, "It's with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you that Lee Kerslake, my friend of 55 years and the best drummer I ever played with, lost his battle with cancer at 03:30 this morning. He died peacefully, praise The Lord, but he will be terribly missed.

"I know many of you were praying for him not to suffer and I thank you for that and, now that Lee is at peace, our thoughts and prayers should turn to his wife Sue who will need all the support she can get at this time."
 

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So very sad to see we have lost 'The Bear'..a powerhouse of a drummer.
He first came on my radar with his connections with Toe Fat, before that he appeared in The Gods.
Lee's percussion work with Uriah Heep was second to none and played an integral part in the bands success.
RIP mate.
 

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:rip: Lee

A fine Englishman and a great drummer.
 

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