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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 03:03 PM
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-17/free-bassist-andy-fraser-de ad-at-62


The writer of All Right Now – who had previously fought both AIDS and cancer – has died at his home in California
Free bassist Andy Fraser has died at the age of 62, it's been confirmed.

He passed away on Monday morning. His cause of death has not been confirmed, but he'd been dealing with AIDS and cancer in recent years.

An official statement says: "Andrew McLan Fraser passed away on Monday at his home in California. He leaves behind his daughters Hannah and Jasmine Fraser, and their mother Ri, his sister Gail, brothers Gavin and Alex, and many friends and associates in the industry.

“A survivor of both cancer and AIDS, Andy was a strong social activist and defender of individual human rights.”

Fraser was born in London in 1952 and was a founding member of Free at the age of just 15. As well as his work with Free, he had success with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Sharks.

In the 1980s he was diagnosed with HIV and a form of cancer called Kaposi's Sarcoma and he battled with suicidal thoughts which, he wrote on his website, were only alleviated when he came out as gay.

Fraser had recently been a leading light in the Rock Against Trafficking charity. President Gary Miller said: “My dear friend did so much for the organisation, and for me personally.

“He was my little big brother and one of the greatest bass players and songwriters of all time.”

 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 03:31 PM
classic tune
sounds like he fought quite the battle
RIP

 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 03:48 PM
Just read the news. Feckin devastating news. One of my all time favourite bass players. Saw him a couple of years ago and he was so full of life. RIP BRO.

 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 03:52 PM
Bummer! I'll bet Warren will comment about it as he of course was a huge Free fan and Andy sat in with Mule as recently as the Halloween show with Kreiger in LA in 2013.
 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 04:39 PM
Free was a great Band!!
 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 05:24 PM
I am a huge Free fan so this is a sad day for me ...

I remember once reading Andy's bass style described as a "blooping tuba" and the writer sincerely meant it as a compliment.

A very unique sound that was vital to the band's persona.

RIP Andy Fraser

 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 07:31 PM
next to the brothers i've probably listened to free more than any other band. just days from the anniversary of koss's passing. a very sad day indeed.
r.i.p. andy

 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 07:41 PM
For Koss & Andy. Thanks for a classic.
Turn it the eff UP!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg2Nc178JIo

 

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  posted on 3/17/2015 at 10:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FhCilozomo

 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 12:06 AM
Huge Free fan here, this is a tough blow.
RIP Andy.

 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 06:43 AM
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classic tune
sounds like he fought quite the battle
RIP

well said dude... R.I.P Andy Fraser

 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 07:42 AM
The way that Simon Kirk and Paul Kossof played left a lot of room for Fraser to play in, and he filled it perfectly, never over the top, always tasteful, got the perfect sound from his EB3.
 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 08:44 AM
Bummer, another one bites the dust
 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 12:34 PM
Yep, a major bummer. Big Free fan here. Very sad news indeed. Only 62...sigh.

 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 01:06 PM

Love Free too. RIP Fraser, have fun tearing it up with Kossoff

 

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  posted on 3/18/2015 at 10:14 PM
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Only 62...sigh.

just thinking about it and doing the math - he made all that great music with free before he was 21 years old.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2015 at 10:00 AM
sorry its late R.I.P Andy

 

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