https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWM3-Nix_xs Boon Gould, former guitarist and one of the founding members of Level 42 has died.
A statement from lead singer Mark King said Boon Gould, 64, was found dead at his home in Dorset on Tuesday 30 April.
He was the guitarist and saxophone player for the group between 1980 and 1987 and reunited for a one-off performance in Bristol in 2012.
The band formed on the Isle of Wight and had a string of hits including ‘Love Games, ‘Lessons in Love’, ‘Star Child’ and ‘It’s Over’.
The statement on the Level 42 website said: «It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell you of the passing of our dear friend and brother Boon Gould.
His brother Phil, also a band member tweeted: «My heart is beyond broken. RIP Roland Charles ‘Boon’ Gould, my brother, 1955-2019.»
The band’s bassist and singer Mark King also tweeted his condolences:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell you of the passing of our dear friend and brother Boon Gould.
Dorset Police confirmed that he was found dead at his home on Tuesday morning.
You are at peace now Boon, no more pain mate.
Thank you for everything.
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