Mick Karn, former bass player with the band Japan, died of cancer yesterday surrounded by friends and family at his home in London, his website and Facebook page announced last night.More on The Guardian: Former Japan bass player Mick Karn loses battle with cancer | Music | The Guardian
The 52-year-old musician, born Adonis Michaelides in Nicosia, Cyprus, had co-founded the band with schoolfriends from Catford but after its first demise in 1982, briefly formed Dali's Car with vocalist Peter Murphy, previously with postpunk bank Bauhaus.
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"Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty has died at the age of 63 after suffering a long illness. His career high came in the 1970s and included the anthemic Baker Street and Stuck in the Middle with You, recorded with his band Stealers Wheel. Rafferty had battled a drink problem and spent time in hospital in Bournemouth with liver failure."Full story: BBC News - Gerry Rafferty dies at age of 63