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Status Quo Paid For Rick Parfitt's Funeral

Francis Rossi claims Status Quo had to pay for Rick Parfitt's funeral. Rick - who was forced to stand down from his duties as guitarist in the group during their 2016 tour following his third...

Rick Parfitt's Widow Suggests Rocker Could Have Been 'Misdiagnosed'

Rick Parfitt's widow claims ''medical negligence'' played a part in his death.The Status Quo star died in a hospital in Marbella, Spain, on Christmas Eve last year from sepsis, which was caused by an infection...

The Lounge Kittens: Francis Rossi Was Like Fatherly Figure On Tour

The Lounge Kittens say Status Quo's Francis Rossi was like a ''fatherly figure'' when they supported the legendary rockers last year.The comedy rock trio - comprised of Jenny Deacon, Timia Gwendoline and Zan Lawther -...

Rick Parfitt's Wife Delayed Breaking Death News To Kids

Rick Parfitt's widow didn't tell their children he'd died until after Christmas.The Status Quo rocker died last Christmas Eve (24.12.16) at the age of 68 as a result of a severe infection but his spouse...

Rick Parfitt's Son Slams Status Quo For Treating Dad 'Awfully'

Rick Parfitt's son has slammed Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi for carrying on performing like his father never existed. Rick Parfitt Jnr, 42, was not impressed when he was alerted that his father was not...

Rick Parfitt Laid To Rest

Rick Parfitt was laid to rest on Thursday (19.01.17) afternoon.The Status Quo rocker died in hospital in Spain as a result of a severe infection on December 24 and his bandmates and friends including Spandau...

Friends And Family Remember Rick Parfitt At Hometown Funeral

The guitar legend, who passed away aged 68 on 24 December (16), was remembered at a private service at Woking Crematorium. Past and present members of Status Quo, including frontman Francis...

Rick Parfitt's Three Ex-wives To Attend His Funeral

Rick Parfitt's ex-wives plan on attending his funeral on Thursday (19.01.17).The Status Quo rocker - who died in hospital in Spain as a result of a severe infection on December 24 - is to be...

Hilary Devey: Drugs Weren't To Blame For Rick Parfitt's Death

Rick Parfitt's close pal insists drugs were not to blame for the Status Quo guitarist's death.'Dragon's Den' star Hilary Devey has blasted claims that the 'Whatever You Want' hitmaker - who died in Spain on...

Francis Rossi Breaks Silence On Rick Parfitt's Death

Francis Rossi has hailed his late band mate Rick Parfitt as the ''archetypal rock star''.The 67-year-old singer has penned an emotional tribute to the Status Quo guitarist, who sadly passed away in hospital in Spain...

Francis Rossi 'Wasn't Ready' For Bandmate Rick Parfitt's Death

The guitarist lost his battle with a severe infection last week (22Dec16) at the age of 68. Brian May and The Who stars Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were among the first stars...

Rick Parfitt Dead At 68

Rick Parfitt has died. The Status Quo guitarist passed away in hospital in Spain on Christmas Eve (24.12.16), at the age of 68, his manager and family confirmed in a statement. They said: ''We are...

Francis Rossi Blames 'Wild' Partying On Rick Parfitt's Heart Attacks

Francis Rossi says Rick Parfitt's four heart attacks were ''payback'' for years of ''wild'' partying.The 68-year-old guitarist spent several days in a coma after Status Quo's gig in Turkey in June, but his band mate...

Rick Parfitt Quits Status Quo

Rick Parfitt has quit Status Quo. The 68-year-old guitarist has called time on his performances with the rockers after nearly 50 years, just four months after he suffered a serious heart attack following their show...

Rick Parfitt Won't Be Reuniting With Status Quo Onstage

The guitarist had to sit out the group's current trek after suffering a heart attack following a performance in Turkey in June (16), when he literally "died" for a few minutes during his...

Francis Rossi: 'Rick Parfitt Is Getting Better Slowly'

The guitarist "died" for several minutes after suffering a heart attack following a performance in Turkey. He underwent a life-saving operation to fit a defibrillator into his chest. The 68-year-old was told...

Status Quo Manager: 'Rick Parfitt's Wife Did Not Cover Health Drama Expenses, I Did'

Reports have suggested Lyndsay Parfitt paid a $77,870 (£60,000) air ambulance bill on her credit card to cover the cost of her husband's medical emergency following a Quo gig in Antalya, and their...

Status Quo Rocker Rick Parfitt Splits From Wife

The Status Quo musician almost lost his life in June (16) when he required life-saving surgery after a medical emergency following a gig in Antalya, Turkey. Now Rick, 67, and Lyndsay, 56,...

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt Ordered By Doctors To Pull Out Of Tour

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has pulled out of his scheduled appearances with the band on their upcoming European tour, revealing that he may never perform live again after being ordered to rest by doctors...

Rick Parfitt 'Actually Died' Following Heart Attack In June

The guitarist, 67, was hospitalised in Antalya, Turkey, shortly after the band performed at Expo 2016, and underwent a life-saving operation to fit a defibrillator into his chest. Now, the band's manager...

Rick Parfitt Pulls Out Of Status Quo Tour After Undergoing Heart Surgery

The British rocker, 67, was hospitalised in Antalya, Turkey, shortly after the band performed at Expo 2016. Following his admission he underwent a life-saving operation to fit a defibrillator into his chest, his representative confirmed...

Status Quo Guitarist Rick Parfitt Hospitalised In Turkey After Suspected Heart Attack

Status Quo’s guitarist Rick Parfitt is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack shortly after the band performed in concert in Turkey.The 67 year old, who has...

Status Quo Star Rick Parfitt In Hospital In Turkey

The rocker, 67, was hospitalised in Antalya on Wednesday (15Jun16) shortly after the band performed at Expo 2016. The band's manager and spokesman Simon Porter has confirmed the news, adding, "No further...

Rick Parfitt: 'I Can Survive Anything After Three Heart Attacks'

Status Quo's Rick Parfitt believes he can ''survive anything'' after suffering three heart attacks.The 66-year-old guitarist collapsed while on holiday in Croatia last year having previously suffered similar attacks in 1997 and 2011 but thinks...

Rick Parfitt Calls Police Over Fraudsters

The guitarist and his partner Lyndsay were separately targeted by conmen posing as Swiss salesman and purporting to sell high-end kitchenware which the couple later discovered was poor quality imitation goods made in...

Rick Parfitt: 'My Heart Is Only Five Per Cent Damaged'

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is nearly back to full fitness following his health scare last summer (14), insisting his heart is only "five per cent damaged".The guitarist was hospitalised in Croatia in August (14)...

Status Quo Stars Overwhelmed By Late Fan's Tribute

Status Quo stars Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi were overwhelmed with emotion when they were presented with a tapestry created by a late fan who sewed the huge piece using his teeth following a crippling...

Rick Parfitt Suffered Panic Attack Before Acoustic Gig

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt was so scared of showcasing the group's new sound that he suffered a panic attack before a gig.The British rocker and his bandmate Francis Rossi have reworked and stripped down...

Francis Rossi Predicted Rick Parfitt's Health Crisis

Rocker Francis Rossi rolled over and went back to sleep when he was told his Status Quo bandmate Rick Parfitt had been hospitalised with chest pains because he was convinced his heart problems were self-inflicted.Parfitt...

Rick Parfitt Backs Cliff Richard Over Sex Abuse Claims

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt has thrown his support behind Sir Cliff Richard as the veteran singer faces a sex abuse probe.The Young Ones singer's home was raided in August (14) as part of a...

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