Much loved band member passes away leaving fans heartbroken

Journey’s original guitarist, George Tickner, has passed away at the age of 76, as announced today.

The news was confirmed by Neal Schon, the guitarist and sole member of the American rock band, Journey. He expressed his condolences and shared a tribute to Tickner on Facebook.

Schon’s message stated, “Journey Junkies, I have some extremely sad news. George Tickner, the original rhythm guitarist of Journey and a contributing songwriter on their first three albums, has passed away. He was 76 years old.”

“May George rest in peace… we are immensely grateful for his musical contributions. We will continue to honor his legacy on this platform indefinitely. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and all the current and former band members. This is truly heart-wrenching… I believe we should all come together for a group embrace, JJ’s!”

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