David Coverdale Bids Farewell To Ex-Whitesnake Guitarist Bernie Marsden

Zehra Kabak

On August 24, former Whiteskane guitarist Bernie Marsden’s family announced his death at the age of 72 on social media. Following the news, David Coverdale commented on the loss of his ex-bandmate on Twitter/X by writing:

“Good Morning… I’ve just woken up to the awful news that my old friend & former Snake Bernie Marsden has passed. My sincere thoughts & prayers to his beloved family, friends & fans. A genuinely funny, gifted man whom I was honored to know & share a stage with. RIP, Bernie. XXX”

The family has not shared details about Marsden’s cause of death. But, according to The Sun, the guitarist went through multiple health issues after a 2022 operation, leading him to cancel scheduled performances this year.

On the other hand, while revealing his passing with a photo on Instagram, the guitarist’s family wrote a message that read:

“It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Bernie Marsden. Bernie died peacefully on Thursday evening with his wife, Fran, and daughters, Charlotte and Olivia, by his side. Bernie never lost his passion for music, writing and recording new songs until the end.”

Throughout his career, Bernie Marsden co-wrote some of the Whitesnake tracks such as ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Fool For Your Loving.’ He also collaborated with many names from the industry, including Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Jon Lord, and Gary Moore.

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