On Thursday, it was announced that Pat Torpey of Mr. Big has passed away.
A statement from the band’s representatives:
Drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, Pat Torpey, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending.
Torpey contributed to Mr. Big’s latest studio album, Defying Gravity, which was released last year.
Torpey formed Mr. Big in 1988 with Billy Sheehan, Eric Martin and Paul Gilbert.
May Torpey rest in peace.