OZZIE Osbourne has led tributes to his former guitarist Bernie Tormé who died aged 66, his family announced today.
Tormé, who toured with Osbourne in a early eighties, died on Sunday surrounded by his family following a conflict with pneumonia.
Rock fable Osbourne tweeted: “What a unhappy day. We’ve mislaid another good musician.
“Bernie was a peaceful essence with a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed.
“I send my frank condolences to his family, friends and fans. Rest in assent Bernie.”
His mother Sharon said: “I can't trust that Bernie Torme has passed.
“Bernie helped out Ozzy and we during a time of good need and we will never ever forget that. Love and condolences to his family.”
Torme’s representative, drummer Mik Gaffney, said: “I can usually contend how most we will skip him.
“I’ve famous him given a late 80s.
DIED SURROUNDED BY FAMILY
“It’s been a payoff to be his drummer for a past integrate of years and his crony for most longer.”
Torme was famous for his work with stone organisation Gillan, and played with Osbourne’s rope following a genocide of his guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1982.
A matter from his family said: “Bernie Torme upheld divided peacefully on a Mar 17 2019, one day brief of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family.
“He had been on life support for a past 4 weeks during a London sanatorium following post-flu complications.
“Bernie will be remembered for dedicating his life to his song for 5 decades.
“He will be sorely missed.”