Musician Gary Wright, Known for ‘Dream Weaver’ and Work with George Harrison, Passes Away at 80

Gary Wright, the renowned musician celebrated for his 1976 hit “Dream Weaver” and his significant contributions to former Beatle George Harrison’s iconic solo album, has passed away at the age of 80.

The sad news of his demise was confirmed by his son, Justin Wright, who informed TMZ that Gary passed away at his residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

A Battle with Illness

Gary Wright had been bravely battling Parkinson’s disease for a period spanning five to six years.

Tragically, more recently, he also faced the challenges of Lewy body dementia, a complex and debilitating condition.

In the final years of his life, his Parkinson’s symptoms significantly worsened, leaving him with limited speech and mobility.

Home nurses who had been caring for him had conveyed to the family that his condition was approaching its end.

A Musical Legacy Remembered

Following the news of Gary Wright’s passing, tributes and condolences began to pour in online, reflecting on his enduring musical legacy.

Many individuals acknowledged his contributions to the world of music and the impact he had made over the years.

Fond Memories and Appreciation

Stephen Bishop, a two-time Grammy nominee, shared his condolences and fond memories of his dear friend Gary Wright.

He emphasized the warmth, exceptional talent, and vibrant personality that characterized their friendship.

Bishop expressed his belief in the lasting nature of Gary’s legacy and the cherished moments they had shared together on stage.

He also extended his heartfelt condolences to Gary’s family, friends, and fans during this challenging time.

Remembering a Kind Rock Star

Radio personality Andre Gardner offered his condolences and recalled Gary Wright as one of the nicest rock stars he had ever interviewed.

He acknowledged the musician’s wonderful body of work and expressed sympathy for Gary’s family, friends, and fans.

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