Nik Turner, original vocalist, saxophonist, flautist for Hawkwind, has died at 82 years old. Turner was part of Hawkwind's original lineup in 1969 and played with the band until 1976, and then again between 1982 and 1984.
"We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nik Turner – The Might Thunder Rider, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening. He has moved onto the next phase of his Cosmic Journey, guided by the love of his family, friends and fans. Watch this space for his arrangements."
Turner also enjoyed a lengthy solo career over the decades and had his fair share of guest spots on other artist's records. In short, Turner was prolific through and through, and will be missed.