Lee Kerslake, best known as the drummer for Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne,has died aged 73.

His death was confirmed by former Uriah Heep bandmate Ken Hensley, who said Kerslake died in the early hours of this morning (September 19) after succumbing to prostate cancer following a long battle with the illness.

Lee played with Ozzy’s band in 1980 and ’81. He played on Ozzy’s first 2 solo albums — “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madman.” He also appeared in the 1987 Tribute Live album.

Last year, Ozzy Osbourne sent platinum records for “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of a Madmen” to Kerslake after he expressed he wanted to own them before he died.

The rock legend wrote in a photo caption on Twitter: “I’m so glad that Lee Kerslake is enjoying his Blizzard and Diary platinum albums. I hope you feel better. Love, Ozzy.”

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