Alan White, in a black fedora and printed buttonup, sits behind his drum kit as he performs with Yes at their 50th Anniversary tour at Ford Theatre on June 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
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Alan White, Drummer For Yes, Dead At 72

An extremely talented drummer with a long, rich career has sadly left us. Alan White, most famously from the band Yes, passed away yesterday in his home surrounded by family.

A touching post was written by his wife and kids that details his outstanding career as well as his musical travels around the world. There's no denying you've heard a song with White on it, his legacy is unmatched.

Famed and talented drummer Alan White has passed away.

Alan White, in a black fedora, suit jacket, and shirt, speaks into a microphone at Yes' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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A post made to his Facebook page by his family confirmed the death, saying he died "at his Seattle-area home on May 26, 2022, after a brief illness."

This came just days after Yes announced he wouldn't be joining them on their upcoming UK tour that celebrated the 50th anniversary of their album "Close to the Edge" due to health issues.

White was well beloved by the band and its fans.

Alan White, in a black fedora and printed buttonup, sits behind his drum kit as he performs with Yes at their 50th Anniversary tour at Ford Theatre on June 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Getty | Scott Dudelson

Having originally joined in 1972, replacing original drummer Bill Bruford, White remained a constant ever since. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes.

The post made tells the beautiful story of his life.

It details his journey as a musician, how he worked with a number of bands before Yes and even played drums for John Lennon for quite some time, including on the legendary song "Imagine". He had a truly fulfilling life and was cherished by many, most of all his wife and two children who wrote the post.

We're keeping them in our hearts and wishing them peace in the wake of White's passing.