John Walker of the singing group The Walker Brothers has died of liver cancer at 67.
The “Make It Easy On Yourself” singer passed away at his Los Angeles home on Saturday after his battle with liver cancer. He was 67.
A statement on his website read: “It is with our deepest sadness to report that Mr. John Walker passed away in his Los Angeles area home on May 7.
“He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and artist.”
Walker, whose given name was John Maus, began using the name walker as a teenager. He formed the Walker Brothers in 1964, which included Scott Engel an Gary Leeds.
Gary paid tribute to his bandmate, writing, “It’s a very sad day for John’s family, myself and all of our many fans.
“John was the founder member of the group and lead singer in the early days. He was also a fantastic guitarist which a lot of people didn’t realize. He was a compassionate song-writer and a gentleman with lots of style.
“The three of us had the most incredible adventure together, all the time not realizing that we were part of pop history in the making. His music will live on, and therefore so will John.”
A few of the bands hits included “‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)”, “My Ship Is Coming In”, and “Make it Easy on Yourself”.
Here’s the Walker Brothers performing “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore”:
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