Brett Tuggle dead at 70: The keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac had cancer


Brett Tuggle dies at age 70: The keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac and The David Lee Roth Band passes away after battling cancer

Acclaimed keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer.

He had toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band. Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise.

Brett had worked with a wide range of artists including Rick Springfield, Jimmy Page, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Styx’s Tommy Shaw, and Mitch Ryder.

Gone much too soon: Acclaimed keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer. Seen in 2019

Gone much too soon: Acclaimed keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70 after battling cancer. Seen in 2019

A rock favorite: from left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

A rock favorite: from left, Waddy Wachtel, Brett and Rick Rosas backstage at The Joint in Los Angeles in 2006

‘Our sweet Brett Tuggle made it home tonight,’ friend Springfield wrote on Twitter. ‘God bless his beautiful spirit.’

Brett is survived by daughter Michelle and son Matt.

They shared with Rolling Stone that his family was ‘with him throughout the entire time of his illness’

And they added Brett was a ‘lovely father.’ Matt added, ‘He gave me music in my life.’

The star was born in Denver, Colorado and at a young age learned how to play the piano.

In 1970 he toured with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. And in 1971 the star played guitar on the album Detroit. 

Legendary: He had toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band. Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise. Seen in 2019

Legendary: He had toured for 20 years with Fleetwood Mac and was one of the founding members of The David Lee Roth Band. Tuggle also helped Roth write his 1988 hit song Just Like Paradise. Seen in 2019

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