Fleetwood Mac And David Lee Roth Keyboardist Brett Tuggle Passed Away At 70
The keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac and David Lee Roth Band, Brett Tuggle, passed away on June 19, 2022, at age 70, as Rolling Stone Magazine reported recently.
Brett Tuggle’s appearance on the music scene began when he went to Los Angeles and became the keyboardist of John Kay & Steppenwolf. Later, he became a member of Rick Springfield’s band in 1982. Tuggle also played keyboard in David Lee Roth’s group during the mid-’80s.
In those years, Tuggle contributed to many hit singles like ‘Just Like Paradise’ with Diamond Dave. He gained praise with his contributions to Roth’s tours, such as ‘Eat ‘Em Smile,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ and ‘A Little Ain’t Enough.’ Until the mid-’90s, he worked with Roth.
In the early ’90s, Mick Fleetwood invited him to be a member of The Zoo. The musician, furthermore, was known as the stage keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac. Tuggle also toured with Steve Lukather and worked with Chris Isaak and Whitesnake.
Unfortunately, the successful keyboardist passed away on June 19, 2022, due to complications of cancer. In a recent interview, Tuggle’s son Matt stated that the musician’s family loved him very much, and they were next to him during the challenging process he struggled with because of cancer. As Matt noted, Tuggle was a warmhearted father who encouraged him to music.
Matt Tuggle talked about Brett Tuggle’s passing:
“He was loved by his family so much. His family was with him throughout the entire time of his illness. He was a lovely father. He gave me music in my life.”
Rick Springfield also tributed his former bandmate on his Twitter. He shared some old and more recent photos of him with Tuggle.
Rick Springfield wrote in his tweet.
“Our sweet Brett Tuggle made it home tonight. God bless his beautiful spirit.”
You can see the tweet below.
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) June 20, 2022