At the age of 75, Dr. Feelgood’s well-known British pub-rock band guitarist Wilko Johnson passed dead. On Monday, November 21, the late artist, who was a key figure in the British punk-wave movement, made his way to paradise following a protracted struggle with terminal disease.
On Wednesday, an official statement released on his Twitter profile confirmed the news of his passing. The musician died at home, according to the statement. The guitarist’s family thanked the public for respecting their need for privacy as they grieved their loss but provided no further information.
“Wilko Johnson has passed away. This is the statement we never wanted to make, and we make it with a very heavy heart. On November 21st, he died in his home. We appreciate you respecting the family’s privacy during this very difficult time. Wilko Johnson, rest in peace,” the statement said.