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Singer-songwriter Gary Wright, who discovered fame with Seventies hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive,” died Monday. He was 80 years previous.

Wright had been identified with Parkinson’s illness and dementia.

“It is with nice unhappiness that I obtained the information of my expensive buddy Gary Wright’s passing,” singer Stephen Bishop posted on X, previously referred to as Twitter.

“Gary’s vibrant character and distinctive expertise made each second collectively really pleasing. His legacy will dwell on for a few years to return,” added Bishop.

Wright was a baby actor, performing within the Broadway manufacturing of “Fanny” with future “Brady Bunch” star Florence Henderson.

He was later a member of the English rock group Spooky Tooth and performed piano on George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” album.

This started a friendship with the previous Beatle, who Wright would later write about in his e-book “Dream Weaver: A Memoir; Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison.”

“I at all times had a sense that God existed and was serving to me,” Wright mentioned in a 2014 interview. “It wasn’t actually outlined clearly however I knew there was one thing there and it wasn’t till I met George Harrison that I began to actually start to delve deeply into religious life.”

Recording as a solo artist, each “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Gary Wright died after a battle with Parkinson's disease and dementia.
Gary Wright died after a battle with Parkinson’s illness and dementia.

Wright is shown performing on stage during a "live" concert appearance on April 13 2010.
Wright is proven acting on stage throughout a “dwell” live performance look on April 13, 2010.
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“Dream Weaver” additionally stayed within the public consciousness with its use within the 1992 hit comedy “Wayne’s World.”

Wright re-recorded the tune for the movie.

Ambrosia co-founder David Pack paid tribute to Wright in a Facebook put up.

“Starting with Spooky Tooth, I watched Gary evolve into a real music star. He was a legend along with his breakthrough hits dream Weaver and my love is alive, in addition to play keyboards on each George Harrison solo album,” Pack mentioned.

“I really imagine Gary is in paradise and he and George are already engaged on new music.”

In addition to his work with Harrison, Wright was additionally a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, touring with the group in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Wright was married twice and had two youngsters.

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