By Sarah Keane • 09 November 2020 • 10:42
Alicante-based Uriah Heep star Ken Hensley has died
Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley, 75, passed away at his home in Agos, Alicante on Wednesday, November 4 after a short illness. Details of his passing have not been released but his death was said to have been sudden.
The music star, who moved to Spain in the 2000s, was best known for hits released by the ban in the sixties to eighties, such as Easy Livin’, The wizard, Sweet Lorraine and Lady in Black.
Hensley’s brother Trevor confirmed the news on Facebook, writing: “I am writing this with a heavy heart to you know that my brother Ken Hensley passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening. His beautiful wife Monica was at his side and comforted Ken in his last few minutes with us.”
In a career that spanned decades, Hensley appeared on 13 albums with Uriah Heep, as well numerous live albums and a compilation, and released 12 solo records, as well as one live album and five compilations. The musician was working on a solo album from his home in Spain when he died.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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