Keyboardist Brett Tuggle has died at the age of 70. His son, Matt Tuggle, confirmed the news and said that his father died from complications related to cancer. “He was loved by his family so much,” Matt told the Rolling Stone. “His family was with him throughout the entire time of his illness. He was a lovely father. He gave me music in my life.”
The journeymen keyboardists played with the likes of Rick Springfield, David Lee Roth and others before he ever joined Fleetwood Mac in 1997. He joined the band during their reunion era for over two decades until 2018.
Fleetwood Mac Keyboardist Brett Tuggle Dies At 70
After performing with Fleetwood Mac for 21 years, Tuggle received word that he was being removed from the band. He claims it was because lead singer Stevie Nicks though he was too close with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham who was also fired.
After news of his passing, Rick Springfield made a Twitter tribute to him saying, “Our sweet Brett Tuggle made it home tonight. God bless his beautiful spirit. @BrettTuggle1“. David Lee Roth guitarist Billy Sheehan also paid tribute on Twitter, writing, “Brett Tuggle—truly the ‘secret weapon’ of the Eat ‘Em & Smile band and tour.
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) June 20, 2022
Tuggle is survived by his son, Matt and daughter, Michelle. He was 70 years old.
Rest in peace, Brett.
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