The musician and singer Ray Thomas, a founding member of the Moody Blues band, died at the age of 76, as group’s record company announced on Sunday. The flutist and singer of Moody Blues died Thursday in his home in Surrey, England, according to the announcement released by Cherry Red Records – Esoteric Recordings.
“We are deeply shocked by his death, we will miss his warmth, his humor, his gentleness,” the company said. “It was a privilege we met and worked with him,” added. Ray Thomas had revealed on his personal website in 2014 that he was suffering from prostate cancer.
His days of glory lived mainly in the 1960s and 1970s, when the albums of the Mundy Blues band were enormously successful exploring new streets and a milestone for what later experts would call progressive rock. Ray Thomas had also been successful with his solo albums.