How did Brett Tuggle die? Fleetwood Mac’s keyboardist got inspired by watching The Beatles on TV

How did Brett Tuggle die? Fleetwood Mac’s keyboardist got inspired by watching The Beatles on TV
Brett Tuggle died at the age of 70 (Photo by YouTube@Yamaha_Global)

Brett Tuggle, best known for playing keyboard for iconic British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac and The David Lee Roth, died at the age of 70. The unfortunate news of his demise was confirmed by his son Matt to Rolling Stone. He said he was “loved by his family so much” adding, “His family was with him throughout the entire time of his illness. He was a lovely father. He gave me music in my life.” Brett is now survived by two children, his son Matt and daughter Michelle.
The news of Brett Tuggle’s death comes months after the legendary actor and comedian Louie Anderson died on January 21. He was admitted to the hospital days earlier after being diagnosed with cancer but sadly could not make it. Speaking of celebrity deaths, Bob Saget is another icon that Hollywood lost on January 9. Betty White died at the age of 99 of natural causes on December 31, 2021. Chick Vennera, DMX, Jay Black, and Jeanette Maus are other public figures who passed away last year leaving their loyal fans devastated.
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How did Brett Tuggle die?

Brett Tuggle was born in Denver, Colorado. He gained interest in music at a very young age as he played gigs at small venues before leaving for Texas. His career took of in 1981 when he played with John Kay & Steppenwolf before joining Rick Springfield’s band in 1982. Speaking of his death, Brett Tuggle’s son confirmed to Rolling Stone that the musician died due to complications related to cancer.
Brett Tuggle also shot to fame when he toured with David Lee Roth between 1986 to 1994. He was one of the band's founding members. They got famous for penning the 1988 hit ‘Just Like Paradise’. Brett reportedly was due to reunite with Roth for solo performances scheduled in 2020. Brett later played with Fleetwood Mac from 1997 to 2017 during their reunion era. He reportedly first got in touch with them in 1992 during their drummer Mick Fleetwood's side project the Zoo. In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2020, Brett Tuggle spoke about his early influences. “I grew up in Denver. Like everyone else in the country, we got sucked in by the surf scene” said Brett adding, “The Beach Boys were a huge influence in junior high. I got sucked into the harmony thing with them. And like everybody else, pretty much, I saw the Beatles on TV and things were never the same.”

Brett Tuggle (Photo by Twitter@korgUSA)


‘Knew he wasn’t well, but didn’t think we’d lose him’

Tributes poured in for the late beloved musician as Rick Springfield took to Twitter saying, “Our sweet Brett Tuggle made it home tonight. God bless his beautiful spirit.” Another used shared, “Sad news…Just heard…A delightful man who worked with Coverdale Page then Restless Heart…My love & respect to his family, friends & fans…A Sad day, indeed.” One chimed in, “Music has lost another great one. Brett Tuggle of Fleetwood Mac & David Lee Roth.  Condolences to his family and friends. RIP.”
The next one tweeted, “I am saddened to hear about the death of Brett Tuggle. I recently ran into him at a gig. I knew he wasn’t well, but I didn’t think we’d lose him. My condolences to friends, family and the band. Terrible news.” And, another shared, “Brett Tuggle—truly the ”secret weapon” of the Eat ‘Em & Smile band and tour. Loved by everyone that ever met him, and gifted with supreme talent—-Rest in Peace. We will never forget you.”  One user concluded, “Damn…Just heard that Brett Tuggle has passed. Awesome songwriter and keys player for DLR Band and Fleetwood Mac among others. He co-wrote the DLR track “Just Like Paradise.” Rest in Paradise, Brett.”







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