Bassist and co-founder of British progressive rock band Yes has died after battling leukemia. The news was confirmed by bandmates on their Facebook page:
It's with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend.”
The band said Squire died peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tributes poured in on Twitter.
Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire. #yes— Geoffrey Downes (@asiageoff) June 28, 2015
RIP, Chris Squire. Classic YES bassist. You will be missed.. http://t.co/5iMlQC6ttf— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) June 28, 2015