Ted McKenna at Culemborg Blues Festival in The Netherlands on 25 August 2018 – Photography Marco van Rooijen

In Memoriam | Ted McKenna (10 March 1950 – 19 January 2019)

Scottish drummer Edward “Ted” McKenna, who has played with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, Micheael Schenker Group and Ian Gillan, has died at the age of 68.

The news was confirmed on Facebook by a close friend, who wrote: “For everyone who loved him, Ted died this morning from a haemorrhage during elective surgery. Freak occurrence and a huge surgical team fought for ten hours to save him. Unfortunately there was no solution to stop the bleeding and he faded away without ever knowing. I’m going to miss him so much.”