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Ric Parnell dies at the age of 70, Obituary, Cause of Death

Ric Parnell

A famous English rock drummer Richard J. Parnell died on 1st May 2022 at 70. Here is what you need to know about his life journey.

Richard J. Parnell was a renowned English rock drummer. People called him Ric Parnell. He was a member of a band called Atomic Rooster. He was born in London on 13th August 1951. He was a member of the Atomic Rooster rock group from 1970 to 1973. He got the inspiration to make music from his grandfather Russ Car and his father, Jack Parnell. His two brothers, too, got into the music industry. He has played for various bands and artists till now. He was considered a rock legend.

How his career grew in the field of music:

As mentioned above, he belonged to a family of musicians. In the year 1970, he joined the rock band horse; after leaving that band, he joined another rock band called Atomic Rooster, which he ended up leaving as well. Later he joins a group called Tritons. Simultaneously, all the members left Tritons, including Ric Parnell, and formed another Italian prog-rock group. 

Later he joined a British fusion group called Nova. As he left Nova after 2 years, he worked for Michael Des Barres, Lisa Del Bello, and other renowned artists. He also acted in a mockumentary in 1984. After the show ended, he continued to work for other shows. His favorite hobby was playing golf.

What was the cause of Ric Parnell’s death? (Obituary)

The cause of his death is still unknown, but Harry Shearer shared the news of his death via Twitter on Sunday, 1st May 2022. He was living in Montana, where he took his last breath. Various other celebrities shared their grief as well though their social media handles. 

What was the cause of Ric Parnell's death

They also stated how fun it was working with him and admired him. A find raiser called GoFundMe was set up to bear his funeral expenses. He last worked as a co-host on a radio show called Spontaneous Combustion.

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