Robbie Robertson, songwriter and lead guitarist for legendary rock group The Band, is lifeless … TMZ has confirmed.
Sources near Robbie inform us he died Wednesday in Los Angeles after battling prostate most cancers for a couple of yr. We’re informed he’d been doing okay, just lately, however on Tuesday he informed his spouse he wasn’t feeling properly, and she or he took him to a hospital.
We’re informed his spouse obtained a name from the hospital within the early hours of Wednesday informing her Robbie had handed.
Robbie’s group first fashioned in Canada within the late 50s as The Hawks — together with the late Levon Helm and Rick Danko — however they gained extensive notoriety as after they backed Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour … and after that launched their very own profession as The Band.
Robbie wrote a few of The Band’s most iconic hits like “The Weight,” and “Up On Cripple Creek.”
He additionally had a solo profession that included the 1987 hit music, “Someplace Down the Loopy River.”
The Band was the topic of Martin Scorcese’s traditional 1978 movie, “The Final Waltz” … documenting their closing present. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 1994.