Lee Kerslake, a drummer famed for his role in the band Uriah Heep, and particularly for playing on Ozzy Osbourne's albums has died at the age of 73.
In 2018 the drummer revealed he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. And in the end, it was what took his life.
Kerslake began drumming for Uriah Heep in 1971, and later on, he met Ozzy Osbourne. A year later he left the band to form the Blizzard of Ozz with Osbourne and others.
However, Kerslake departed the band in 1981 to take care of a sick mother. Kerslake continued to be in the music scene after rejoining Uriah Heep a year later.
Even though, Kerslake and Ozzy Osbourne's altercation regarding royalties was taken to court in 1998. However, the bridges weren't completely burned.
Kerslake's final wish was to receive the platinum certifications for "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman," which Osbourne later granted.
The musician's death was confirmed by his fellow band member from Uriah Heep.
Ken Hensley Keyboardist from the band wrote, "It's with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you that Lee Kerslake, my friend of 55 years and the best drummer I ever played with, lost his battle with cancer at 03:30 this morning. He died peacefully, praise The Lord, but he will be terribly missed."