Pop legend Ronnie Lane died yesterday at the
age of 51 after a courageous 21-year fight against a crippling disease.
The former Faces bassist defied the agony of
multiple sclerosis to keep his place in the spotlight, playing alongside
greats like Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones.
Publicist Charlie Comer said last night:
"Despite incredible pain, they just couldn't stop him playing the bass
guitar he loved. While his body wasted away he carried on almost as if
nothing had happened.
"Every time he struck a chord you could
see he was in torment."
Ronnie, who died peacefully at his new home
in Trinidad, Colorado, was at the peak of his fame with The Faces in the
late 1970s when MS first struck.
Although confined to a wheelchair for a
number of years, Ronnie fought back to appear in a recent music TV special
with his old pal Rod Stewart.