David Bowie gives heartfelt tribute to Trevor Bolder: “he was a tremendous guy”

More artists have praised the late bassist as a world-class player

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Posted 22nd May 2013 in News, David Bowie | By Clickmusic News Desk
David Bowie gives heartfelt tribute to Trevor Bolder: “he was a tremendous guy”

David Bowie has paid tribute to his friend and bass player Trevor Bolder.

Trevor died yesterday at 62-years-old after a four-year battle with cancer.

David Bowie wrote a statement on his official website: "Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration for whichever band he was working with. But he was foremostly a tremendous guy, a great man."

Trevor was part of Bowie's Spiders From Mars band, where he played alongside Mick Woodmansey and Mick Ronson. He also contributed to some of Bowie's most iconic albums, including 'Hunky Dory', 'Aladdin Sane' and 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars'.

Uriah Heep also paid tribute yesterday: "Trevor was an all-time great – one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players Britain ever produced.

"His long time membership of Uriah Heep brought the band's music, and Trevor's virtuosity and enthusiasm, to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world."

Uriah Heep lead guitarist Mick Box said: "Trevor was a world-class bass player, singer and songwriter, and more importantly a world-class friend. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and rock fans all over the world. We are all numb to the core."