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Gary Wright, recognized for songs like “Dream Weaver” and “Love is Alive” has died. He was 80.

The singer and songwriter had been affected by Parkinson’s illness and Lewy physique dementia, in line with his son Justin who confirmed the information to KABC.

Wright died in his dwelling on Monday morning surrounded by his household and shut love ones.

Following information of his demise, fellow singer and songwriter Stephen Bishop shared a tribute in honor of Wright.

“It is with nice unhappiness that I obtained the information of my pricey buddy Gary Wright’s passing,” Bishop posted on X, the social media platform previously often known as Twitter. “The connected pictures maintain treasured reminiscences from the very first and final time we shared the stage collectively, alongside our mutual musical pal John Ford Coley.”

Bishop continued, “Gary’s vibrant persona and distinctive expertise made each second collectively really pleasing. His legacy will reside on for a few years to return. I’ll at all times cherish the heat and kindness proven to me by Gary and his spouse Rose, and I’ll endlessly maintain pricey the tales he shared with me about days passed by. My heartfelt condolences exit to his household, pals, and followers throughout this tough time.”

Wright was born in Cresskill, New Jersey on April 26, 1943. He obtained into present enterprise as a toddler actor making his tv debut on the younger age of seven in a present filmed in New York titled Captain Video and His Video Rangers. In 1954 he would go on to star within the Broadway musical Fanny enjoying one in all Florence Henderson’s sons.

Making a transfer to the U.Okay. for school, he would later be one of many founders of the rock group Spooky Tooth in 1967. The artist would additionally go on to play keyboards for George Harrison, collaborating with him on his first album after The Beatles.

Wright broke out along with his third solo album titled The Dream Weaver which was launched in 1975.

Gary Wright in 1978

Gary Wright in 1978

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