Former Y&T drummer, Leonard Haze, passed away yesterday. The news were made known from Dave Meniketti himself via his official facebook page:
It is with shock and sadness that I type this. Leonard Haze, the legendary drummer, and a guy I spent decades with creating great music together, has passed away at 61. This, just a few days after his birthday. I just woke up to this news, as I’m in Germany, and immediately called his wife, Kelly. She confirmed that Leonard had passed away in his sleep, a few hours ago, sometime between noon and 7:30pm on Sunday, September 11.
Leonard has been struggling with COPD for years, but Kelly said that although his health had recently declined, they felt he had a few years left, so this is unexpected.
My deepest condolences to Leonard’s family and friends. His impact on the rock scene was well documented.
Rest in peace, my friend.