Former Uriah Heep vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ken Hensley, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, following a very short illness. Hensley was one of the most important musicians of the past half-a-century - his work with Uriah Heep in the 1970's helped to make the band hugely influential. He also collaborated with bands such as Blackfoot, W.A.S.P. and Cinderella, as well as building a very successful solo career. As a writer he was responsible for such classics as 'Lady In Black', 'Easy Livin', 'July Morning' and 'Look At Yourself'. A very spiritual person, Hensley became an inspiration to many and was known for encouraging talented artists. Ken had recently finished work on a new project, 'My Book of Answers', which is due for release at the end of February next year. Our deepest sympathies go to Ken's family, friends and his many musical associates at this time.