Keyboardist Geoff Nicholls has passed away from lung cancer at the age of 68. He is the former keyboardist of the band Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath members had this to say about his passing:

Tony Iommi: “I’m so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls. He’s been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again. Rest in peace, my dear friend.”

Geezer Butler: “Very sad to hear of old friend and SABBATH keyboard player Geoff Nicholls passing. RIP Geoff.”

Ozzy Osbourne: “Geoff Nicholls was a great friend of mine for a long time. He will be greatly missed. I’m very saddened at the news.”

Geoff Nicholls was born in Birmingham, England in 1948.

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