The words unique and genius are so often overused, however in the case of Allan Holdsworth, they seem to fall short of the mark. One of the true innovators of the guitar and a truly gifted musician and composer.
In a brief statement on Facebook his daughter Louise posted: “It is with heavy hearts that we notify everyone of the passing of our beloved father Allan Holdsworth. We would appreciate privacy and time while we grieve the loss of our dad, grandad, friend and musical genius. We will update close friends and family when service arrangements have been made and will notify the public of an open memorial service, which all would be welcome. We are undeniably still in shock with his unexpected death and cannot begin to put into words the overwhelming sadness we are experiencing. He is missed tremendously.”
Allan Holdsworth ~ RIP.