Rock and metal producer Chris Tsangarides has unfortunately passed away at the age of 61 on the morning of January 7. According to a statement published by his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was suffering from pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death.
Tsangarides produced quite a few albums for both Anvil and Thin Lizzy, as well as Black Sabbath's The Eternal Idol, Judas Priest's Painkiller and Sad Wings Of Destiny, Bruce Dickinson's Tattooed Millionaire, Exodus' Force Of Habit, King Diamond's Conspiracy, and quite a few more. Tsangarides also worked with Depeche Mode and Tom Petty.
I'm so saddened to hear of the passing of the Producer Chris Tsangarides – he has been a part of my life since the 70 when he worked as tape operator on the Sabbath album Sabotage and he's worked with me on lots of other albums and stuff. He'll be sadly missed. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/GPWTEilPSe
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) January 7, 2018
I am saddened by the news of outstanding producer and dear friend Chris Tsangarides passing. My thoughts and prayers to his wife Jane and family 🙏🏻 https://t.co/SSmACAetx5
— Rudy Sarzo (@rudysarzo) January 7, 2018
Sad to hear of Chris Tsangarides passing away. He worked on the Sabotage album, a thoroughly lovely bloke. R.I.P. Chris.
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) January 7, 2018
Overkill are saddened to hear about the death of Chris Tsangarides.
We were fortunate to have worked with him. A great guy with amazing talent, and humor and smile to match. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP Chris
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) January 7, 2018
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) January 7, 2018