French jazz fusion, rock and electric violinist and composer Didier Lockwood has died suddenly from a heart attack – aged 62.
“His wife, his three children, his family, his agent, his co-workers and his record label are sad to announce the sudden passing of Didier Lockwood in his 63rd year,” the family have said today in a statement.
DIDIER LOCKWOOD | SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW | 2013
Described as the ‘spiritual son of Stephane Grappelli’, Mr Lockwood shot to fame in the 1970s as a member of the progressive/jazz fusion band Magma – before going on to record more than 20 solo fusion albums and found his own improvisational school in Paris.
He is survived by his wife, soprano Patricia Petibon and their three children.
Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.