6 February 1951 - 6 December 2012
Former Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton died last Thursday (December 6th), aged 61, after a two year battle with cancer.
Lloyd-Langton, a Londoner, appeared on Hawkwind's 1970 debut album before leaving to play with Widowmaker in the '70s. The guitarist rejoined Hawkwind in 1979 and played with them until 1988, from 1980's 'Levitation' through 1988's 'The Xenon Codex'. He continued to make guest appearances with Hawkwind in subsequent years.
"Huw had been bravely fighting cancer for a couple of years, but was determined not to let the battle affect his day to day life. He continued to play his guitar, laugh, joke and share the great love he had in his heart, with all who knew him," Hawkwind said in a statement. "Huw was one of the great guitarists with an individual style and character. He is gone but never forgotten by any of us. He will live on in our music and in our hearts."
The band have since issued this statement about the guitarist's funeral next Monday (December 17th):
“On behalf of Huw’s wife Marion, daughter Kirsty and the rest of the Hawkwind family, we’d like to send out a heartfelt thanks to all of you who have sent tributes and kind words of support at this sad time, via the forum, Facebook and e-mail. Due to an overwhelming response and restrictions on space we need everyone who would like to come and pay their respects to Huw on December 20th, and who has not already confirmed, to contact us at Huw@hawkwind.com as soon as possible and at the latest by Monday, December 17th. We will then collate a list of names which will be checked on the day. Unfortunately if you are not listed, we will not be able to guarantee entry for the reasons mentioned.”