It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.
Jon Lord: five great performances from Deep Purple and Whitesnake . Jon Lord, who has died aged gave hard rock one of its defining sounds . Here he is at his bestJon Lord bringing the rock on stage in Australia in Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns