Ray Thomas, known as a singer, flautist and composer for the British rock band the Moody Blues, died January 4 of prostate cancer at his home in Surrey.
He was 76.
Thomas, a founding member of the band, composed nearly 30 songs for them, including "Another Morning" and "Twilight Time" on what is considered their best album, the prog-rock classic Days of Future Passed (1967).
Thomas, along with other key members of the band, was set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in April 2018.
Thomas had been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer in September 2013, but had been optimistic for a number of years about the treatments he was receiving to keep it at bay.
Official statement from the band's record label: