Guitarist Allan Holdsworth has passed away at the age of 70. The news came out through his daughter Lousie’s Facebook page: “It is with heavy hearts that we notify everyone of the passing of our beloved father. We would appreciate privacy and time while we grieve the loss of our dad, grandad, friend and musical genius. We will update close friends and family when service arrangements have been made and will notify the public of an open memorial service, which all would be welcome. We are undeniably still in shock with his unexpected death and cannot begin to put into words the overwhelming sadness we are experiencing. He is missed tremendously. Louise, Sam, Emily & Rori.”

We would like to send our deepest and sincere condolences to his family and friends throughout this difficult time.