Sweet Bassist And Founding Member Steve Priest Has Passed Away

Sweet founding member and bassist Steve Priest has died.

Priest's fellow bandmate, Andy Scott, confirmed the sad news on The Sweet's Facebook page.

He said, "I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in contact and though his health was failing I never envisaged this moment. Never. My thoughts are with his family."

"He was the best bass player I ever played with. The noise we made as a band was so powerful. From that moment in the summer of 1970 when set off on our Musical Odyssey the world opened up and the rollercoaster ride started! He eventually followed his heart and moved to the USA. First New York then LA."

Priest was 72. No cause of death was announced in the statement from the family.

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