R.I.P. Brian Howe

Bad Company singer dead

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Hard rock singer Brian Howe has died of a heart attack.

Howe died on May 6 in Florida at the age of 66. The British-born singer and songwriter was with metal band White Spirit for a brief time before being recruited to sing with Ted Nugent on his lacklustre 1984 album Penetrator. The following year he joined the reunited Bad Company line-up and remained with them until 1994, recording four albums including Holy Water, their biggest post-Paul Rodgers hit. He continued writing and recording as a solo performer until late last year.