King Crimson - Drummer And Keyboardist Bill Rieflin Passed Away

After a long battle with cancer, drummer and keyboard player Bill Rieflin passed away yesterday at the age of 59. For the last seven years he was part of legendary prog rockers King Crimson. From 1986 until 1994 Bill was part of industrial metal band Ministry and also performed in couple of other groups, including Revolting Cocks, R.E.M., Land, Pigface, and so on.

King Crimson founding member Robert Fripp commented: "A call from Tracy Rieflin in Seattle. Bill Rieflin flew from this world c. 18.50 Pacific, 18.50 UK. Tracy told Toyah and me that the day was grey, and as Bill flew away the clouds opened, and the skies were blue for about fifteen minutes. Fly well, Brother Bill! My life is immeasurably richer for knowing you."

Statement from Ministry: "Today we lost a wonderful artist, tremendous human being and an integral part of Ministry's developments and success. Safe travels my brother on the way to your next universal gig."

Band profile: King Crimson
Posted: 25.03.2020 by Abattoir


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25.03.2020 - 19:08
Also worked with KMFDM and Swan if I remember correctly.

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