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Metal Legend Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dies At 61

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 11:51 AM


After A Battle With Pneumonia

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We're barely two weeks into 2018 and the metal world has already had its first casualty. Legendary metal producer Chris Tsangarides has passed away at the age of 61. The sad news was broken by his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides via social media:

“It is with complete and utter sadness that I need to tell you all that our beloved father and my mum's best friend Chris Tsangarides passed away peacefully last night after another brave battle with pneumonia as well as heart failure. We really are appreciating your messages of love and kindness but we are struggling to reply to them. With all our love and thanks from us all. Jane, Theo, Louis, Paris, Samantha and Casey. We're gonna miss you everyday of our lives xxxxxxxxx.”

Tsangarides was the producer behind such classic hard rock and metal opuses as GARY MOORE's Back On The Streets, THIN LIZZY's Thunder And Lightning, JUDAS PRIEST's Painkiller, BLACK SABBATH's The Eternal Idol and BRUCE DICKINSON's debut solo album, Tattooed Millionaire. Chris also collaborated with a host of other artists from ANVIL to HELLOWEEN to YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and GIRLSCHOOL.

KNAC.COM sends its condolences to Chris' family. RIP






















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