Musician Alan White dies at 72
According to the band’s website, YES drummer Alan White died at the age of 73.
According to relatives, the musician died at his home in Seattle (Washington) on May 26, after a short illness.
“YES is deeply pained to report that Alan White, our beloved drummer and with whom we have been friends for 50 years, has passed away at the age of 72 after a short illness,” the band said in a statement.
White joined the band founded by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire in 1972. During this time, the musical group, performing in the genre of “progressive rock,” released 22 studio albums. As a result, the total circulation of the band’s records, including compilations and live CDs, has reached 50 million copies.
The artists gained fame in the 1970s after the release of their single America. YES,’ albums, Fragile and Close to the Edge were top 10 albums in the US.
Earlier it was reported that Actor and producer Ray Liotta, who became famous after starring in Martin Scorsese’s gangster drama The Goodfellas, has died at the age of 67. In 1992, Ray Liotta was nominated for the MTV Awards in the Best Villain category for the thriller Invasion. He starred throughout the decade and earned critical praise for his roles as a remorseful officer in Cops and a gambling-obsessed cop in Phoenix.
One of the most memorable screen appearances of the Actor’s career was Ridley Scott’s Hannibal, where he played one of the victims of serial killer Hannibal Lecter. In the early 2000s, the roles of Liotta in such films as Cocaine, Drug Lord, John Q, and Revolver were also positively received. In the latter half of the 2000s, with rare exceptions like Andrew Dominic’s gangster art drama The Casino Heist, Liotta began acting in low-budget, often direct-to-DVD genre films. He managed to play five or six roles a year in such films.