Skoots, as he was known to most, has passed away. Skoots was a long time Guitar Tech for Steve Morse, who writes:
He was also Roger Glover’s bass tech, who writes:
“Skoots, my good friend, is gone. Sad news indeed, I’m devastated. A kinder, more generous, good-hearted man you couldn’t wish to meet. He changed my life and my music. My thoughts are with those close to him and all his many friends.
Skoots was loved by the band and their fans and friends. Always smiling. Always supportive.
R.I.P, Skoots. You will be greatly missed.
Deep Purple and Crew