First it was news of Jimmy Buffett, then former NM governor and United Nations ambassador, Bill Richardson, now, one of the most underrated rock musicians of all time, Gary Wright.
Wright died on Monday, after living with Parkinson’s disease and dementia for approximately five years, said his son. Wright’s Parkinson’s developed over the last year and according to Justin, Wright was unable to move around or speak. Fellow musicians memorialized Wright after his passing. “Gary’s vibrant personality and exceptional talent made every moment together truly enjoyable,” singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop wrote on Twitter. “His legacy will live on for many years to come.” A rep did not immediately respond to comment when contacted by The Daily Beast.
Total surprise to me, as I had no idea Wright suffered from a neurodegenerative disorder. RIP, Gary. BTW, my absolute fave Gary Wright track: “I Really Want To Know You”. Classic.