Jon Lord, the former keyboard player with the rock band Deep Purple, has died aged 71.
He had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer since last August.
Lord, who co-wrote many of Deep Purple's legendary songs, including Smoke On The Water, played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.
A statement issued by his publicist said he died at the London Clinic on Monday, surrounded by his family.
Lord founded Deep Purple in 1968, and the band went on to become one of the world's most popular rock bands. [...] BBC