Richie Hayward Cancer Death?

Being a long time Little feat fan, it saddens me to hear the news of Richie’s death. Richie Hayward died yesterday after a long struggle with liver cancer disease.
Richie Hayward was a gifted drummer, he recorded with many of the greatest names in music, including Eric Clapton, Warren Zevon, Arlo Guthrie, Carly Simon, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Tom Waits and many more.

How old was Richie Hayward at the time of his death?

asked by Power in Music | 2191 views | 08-13-2010 at 04:55 PM

Richie Hayward died Thursday from complications surrounding liver cancer and pneumonia, which he had been battling since 2009. He was 64.

Hayward remained as a member of Little Feat up until 2009, when he was diagnosed with liver cancer.

Richie Hayward co-founded the original band with frontman Lowell George, Bill Payne and Roy Estrada in 1969. After earning a following with their rich, improv-heavy style, the band called it quits upon George’s death in 1979. It was Hayward who helped get Little Feat back together in 1987 with new additions to the lineup and he continued to tour as long as he remained healthy.

Hayward was born on February 6, 1946 in Clear Lake, Iowa, and once shared that his earliest memory was running away from kindergarten there on his first day. He became enthusiastic about music at a very early age after seeing Sonnie Payne, the drummer for ‘Count Basie’, on television. He immediately knew that he wanted to be a drummer, and began beating his own rhythms on orange crates.

answered by Orange | 08-13-2010 at 04:57 PM

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