Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies aged 68
Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain aged 68, his manager has said. He died from a severe infection after going to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury. Parfitt's musical partnership with Francis Rossi, which spanned five decades, made Status Quo one of British rock's most enduring acts. He had been due to launch a solo career with an album and autobiography planned for 2017.