Massive blow to rock and metal fans worldwide. The world lost 2 amazing musicians.
First, it was Jeff Labar and now it’s CINDERELLA touring keyboardist Gary Corbett.
Gary has died after battling a very aggressive form of lung cancer that had metastasized to his brain and hip.
On Thursday (July 15), CINDERELLA vocalist/guitarist Tom Keifer, bassist Eric Brittingham and drummer Fred Coury issued the following statement:
“Late [Wednesday] night, while we were still trying to process the sad news of losing Jeff, we got word that our long time keyboard player Gary Corbett lost his battle with cancer.
“Gary was a talented musician and good hearted friend. He toured with CINDERELLA on and off for many years.
“Our deepest condolences go out to Gary‘s wife Lenora and his family and loved ones. RIP Gary.”
Earlier (Thursday, July 15), Gary’s family released the following statement:
“It is with great sadness and the heaviest of hearts that the Cohen/Corbett family needs to let everyone know that after a hard-fought battle with cancer Gary Corbett passed away last night on Wednesday [July] 14, 2021
“Those who knew Gary know that we and the world of music have all lost a very talented, funny, kind and gentle soul.
“The pain cuts so deeply that our hearts are bleeding.
“Today is Gary‘s birthday. Please keep Gary and our family in your thoughts and your heart.
“Gary Corbett will be truly and deeply missed by all who know him.
“Lenora Corbett/Cohen and Mindy Cohen“.