Ex-Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton has passed away at age 61, after a two year battle with cancer. The axe-man played on Hawkwind’s debut in 1970, rejoining the band from 1979 ’til 1989. The group’s website issued the following statement:


“Huw had been bravely fighting cancer for a couple of years, but was determined not to let the battle affect his day to day life,” said the Hawkwind statement.


“He continued to play his guitar, laugh, joke and share the great love he had in his heart, with all who knew him.


“As he wished, he was at home when the time came, with his ever strong and loving wife Marion at his side.


“Huw was one of the great guitarists with an individual style and character. He is gone but never forgotten by any of us. He will live on in our music and in our hearts.”


The Meads Of Asphodel also issued a statement, mourning the guitarist’s passing:


“What a sad moment to hear that Huw Lloyd Langton had passed away. He was one of the most underrated guitarists of our times. [the Live At Reading album is mind blowing stuff and Hawkwind at their very best]”


May he rest in peace.

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