DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice's wife, Jacky - the twin sister of JON LORD's wife Vicky - remembers the late keyboard legend on the first anniversary of his death:
"It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the death of Jon. In many ways the pain of losing him still feels so raw and so close but in other ways we breathe a little easier every day knowing that Jon has passed to a better place, free from the pain, the worry, the exhaustion and all the other terrible, terrible realities of cancer. And, while he may have passed, he remains here and close to us every day.
There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t remember Jon and the wonderful man that he was. If we’re not remembering and reliving our memories of him, sat around the kitchen table at home, we’re working on the concert, speaking with his closest friends on a daily basis, imagining what Jon would have made of all this, awaiting the book that is about to be released, watching him perform on footage as we compile the DVD… He may not physically be here but, in a lot of ways, Jon is more here than he’s ever been."
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Jon Lord lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 71 on Monday, July 16th, 2012.