Veteran Aussie rocker, Billy Thorpe has passed away today, 28th Feb 2007, aged 60 from a massive heart attack. His family rushed him to St Vincents Hospital but he could not be revived.
Billy was still very active with his live music career and was in the process of recording another album at the time of his death. The term “icon” gets thrown around far too much these days but Billy Thorpe was a genuine rock icon. To be a successful musician for over 40 years, both here and overseas, is a feat very few people achieve.
He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.