Former KISS and Cinderella touring keyboardist Gary Corbett has sadly passed away. This news comes after he was previously diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer that spread to his brain and hip.
Corbett’s family issued the following statement:
“It is with great sadness and the heaviest of hearts that the Cohen/Corbett family needs to let everyone know that after a hard-fought battle with cancer Gary Corbett passed away last night on Wednesday [July] 14, 2021 Those who knew Gary know that we and the world of music have all lost a very talented, funny, kind and gentle soul. The pain cuts so deeply that our hearts are bleeding. A memorial event is being planned. The details will come at a later date Today is Gary’s birthday. Please keep Gary and our family in your thoughts and your heart. Gary Corbett will be truly and deeply missed by all who know him. Lenora Corbett/Cohen and Mindy Cohen.”
KISS and Cinderella both commented as well:
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Gary Corbett to cancer. In addition to being a successful songwriter and session musician, Gary played keyboards on Paul’s first solo tour and with KISS during the Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade and Revenge tours. We shared many great times back then and send our condolences to his wife Lenora and his family.”
“Late [Wednesday] night, while we were still trying to process the sad news of losing Jeff, we got word that our long time keyboard player Gary Corbett lost his battle with cancer. Gary was a talented musician and good hearted friend. He toured with Cinderella on and off for many years. Our deepest condolences go out to Gary’s wife Lenora and his family and loved ones. RIP Gary.”