By Laura Ferreiro
Trevor Bolder, pictured left [photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images]Trevor Bolder, the bass player who was one of the founding members of David Bowie's legendary backing band the Spiders From Mars, died Tuesday at the age of 62, after suffering from pancreatic cancer for several years.
The English musician and record producer was also known for being a member of British rock group Uriah Heep, joining them in the late 1970s and playing with them throughout his career. He appeared on the band's most recent album, Into the Wild, in 2011, and was planning to join them for their performance at the Download Festival in June, reports NME.
The famed bassist underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer earlier this year, in which he had part of his pancreas removed. "They’ve cut out the bad bit. I’ve had a bit of chemo, got to have that, which I’m doing now, in case there’s anything hanging about,” Bolder told Classic Rock magazine in February.
Bolder played on several classic Bowie albums, including Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy StardustRead More »from David Bowie’s Bassist, Trevor Bolder, Dies at 62