[size=16]R.I.P. BOB BIRCH (ELTON JOHN BAND):
longtime bassist Bob Birch has died after an apparent suicide, according to TMZ.
He was 56 years old. Born Robert Wayne Birch, the musician reportedly
shot himself in the head early Wednesday morning near his home, though
no suicide note was found. There is also no indicator, at this time,
that drug use was involved in his death.
Birch has been playing with John since 1992 and had a hand in the
production of "Candle in the Wind." Birch has also played with music
greats like Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Phil Collins, Sting and LeAnn Rimes. The Detroit-born bassist is survived by his wife, Michele, and son, Jonathan. Click over to TMZ for more details.
Very sad news - R.I.P. Bob.[/size]