Geoff Nicholls

Former Black Sabbath Keyboardist Geoff Nicholls Passes Away


Former Black Sabbath keyboardist Geoff Nicholls has passed away from lung cancer at the age of 68. Nicholls had a lengthy run with the band from 1979-2004. Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi commented on Nicholls‘ passing:

“I’m so saddened to hear the loss of one of my dearest and closest friends Geoff Nicholls. He’s been suffering for a while now with lung cancer and he lost his battle this morning. Geoff and I have always been very close and he has been a real true friend to me and supported me all the way for nearly 40 years. I will miss him dearly and he will live in my heart until we meet again.

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Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Black Sabbath frontmanOzzy Osbourne also commented:

Geoff Nicholls was a great friend of mine for a long time. He will be greatly missed. I’m very saddened at the news.”

As did Geezer Butler:

“Very sad to hear of old friend and Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls passing. RIP Geoff.”

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