Andy Fraser (Free) R.I.P.

Classic Rock has confirmed reports that Free bassist Andy Fraser has died. He was 62 years old.

Following the reports that began circulation, Free issued the following statement via Facebook:

Hello Free fans, its with heavy hearts we tell you all that Andy Fraser passed away yesterday at the age of 62. We will always remember him as one of the greatest bass players ever and a truly amazing song writer.”

Fraser passed away on the morning of March 16th. His cause of death has not been confirmed, but he’d been dealing with AIDS and cancer in recent years.

An official statement says: “Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother Ri, his sister Gail, brothers Gavin and Alex, and many friends and associates in the industry. A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Andy was a strong social activist and defender of individual human rights.

Andy Fraser

/Viktoria Colonna

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