Bassist has passed away aged 62

ELO bassist Kelly Groucutt has passed away aged 62.

Stafford-born Groucutt died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon (February 19).

After he left ELO in 1983, Groucutt he played with spin-off bands The Orchestra, Orkestra and ELO Part 2.

In a statement Groucutt‘s management said: “Our hearts and thoughts go out to [wife] Anna and Kelly‘s family. He touched all of our lives with his love, kindness and generosity as well as his talent for music and song.

“He was a true and wonderful friend who loved every second of life, and he will be greatly missed by us all.”