Original Great White bassist Lorne Black has died of undisclosed causes. Black founded Great White with vocalist Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall in 1982 and was featured on the band’s debut EP and self-titled album as well as the follow-ups Shot in the Dark and Once Bitten….
“Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans,” Russell wrote of his passing. “Lorne was a huge part of the first incarnation of Great White; may he rest in peace.”
Black left the ranks of Great White in 1987 before the band had the biggest hit of their career, “Once Bitten Twice Shy.”
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Lorne Black.