Billy Thorpe Dead At 60
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.
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS ABOUT BILLY WHO IS MY COUSIN I MET HIM IN ENGLAND WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS LAST YEAR HE WAS A GREAT BLOKE FULL OF LIFE OUR FAMILY HERE WILL BE DEVASTATED AT THE SAD NEWS.MY BROTHER PETER WAS GOING TO AUSTRALIA NEXT YEAR AND WOULD HAVE LINKED UP WITH BILLY BUT SADLY NO LONGER POSSIBLE.
Funny Billy Thorpe Tribute to Hey Hey it’s Saturday Final Show broadcast 06-11-1999