It is with great sadness that I must deliver the news that Trevor Bolder, the bassist for Uriah Heep and David Bowie’s “Spiders From Mars” band, has passed away after a long battle with cancer at age 62. A heartbreaking statement from Uriah Heep reads:
“It is with great sadness that Uriah Heep announce the passing of our friend the amazing Trevor Bolder, who has passed away after his long fight with cancer. Trevor was an all time great, one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, and one of the finest and most influential bass players that Britain ever produced. His longtime membership of Uriah Heep brought the band’s music, and Trevor’s virtuosity and enthusiasm, to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world. He joined the band in 1976 and, barring one short break, was a fixture until his ill health forced him to take a step back early this year. Prior to joining Heep, he was a founder and ever-present member of David Bowie’s legendary Spiders from Mars band, performing on all of their key albums and at countless shows. He also performed with Wishbone Ash, Cybernauts and The Rats.”
Uriah Heep guitarist Mick Box added:
“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.”
Our thoughts are with Bolder’s family, friends, and fans at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Trevor, the “Tears Of The World” are all falling for you today.