Ricky Gardiner Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – Ricky Gardiner, a guitarist who worked with David Bowie and Iggy Pop, died at the age of 73. The reason of death has not been revealed, however Gardiner had Parkinson’s Disease.
According to brooklynvegan.com, “Dearest Ricky, gorgeous, lovely dude, shirtless in your coveralls, loveliest gentleman who ever played guitar,” Iggy Pop said on Facebook. Thank you for the memories and melodies, and may you rest in eternal peace.” Tony Visconti, producer.
Gardiner was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1948 and played in a number of bands in the 1960s before forming Beggars Opera in 1969, which he led for the rest of the decade.
Gardiner co-wrote a number of tracks on David Bowie’s Low and Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life (which Bowie produced) in 1977, including the legendary single “The Passenger.” He continued to compose music until his death, releasing several instrumental albums.
Ricky, may you rest in peace.