Former KISS and Cinderella keyboardist, Gary Corbett, has passed away. Corbett lost his battle with lung and brain cancer. His wife and sister shared the sad news on their social media.
“It is with great sadness and the heaviest of hearts that the Cohen/Corbett Family needs to let everyone know that after a hard fought battle with cancer, Gary passed away last night on July 14, 2021. Those who knew Gary know that we and the wold of music have all lost a very talented, funny, kind and gentle soul. The pain cuts so deeply that our hearts are bleeding. A memorial event is being planned. The details will come at a later date. Today is Gary’s birthday. Please keep Gary and our family in your thoughts and your heart. Gary Corbett will be truly and deeply missed, by all who know him.”
Corbett was a versatile and talented artist working with Kiss and Cinderella but also collaborating with Cyndi Lauper and playing piano with Whitney Houston, Lou Reed, and Taylor Dayne to name a few.
He will be truly missed.
We are shocked & saddened to learn of the passing of Gary Corbett to cancer. Gary played keyboards on Paul’s first solo tour & with KISS during the Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade & Revenge tours. We shared many great times & send our condolences to his wife Lenora and his family. pic.twitter.com/zihWbTZQHw
— KISS (@kiss) July 15, 2021
I’ll miss you my friend 🙏🏻 RIP pic.twitter.com/WH6dG8aefN
— Mark Slaughter (@markslaughter33) July 16, 2021
— Mitch Lafon (@mitchlafon) July 15, 2021
Sad news of the passing of Gary Corbett. He was a talented musician, and I had the pleasure to tour with him during 3 KISS tours: CN, HITS, Revenge. Although he was off stage, his keyboard support, friendship and good nature made him feel like the fifth member of the band. RIP pic.twitter.com/ub3sBizLHl
— Bruce Kulick (@brucekulick) July 15, 2021
Eric’s and our dear friend Gary Corbett, sadly has passed away.
Gary was a man who stood tall for Eric. Was there when he needed him most. They were more like brothers. . Great Musician, Great talent, but mostly a great human being.
Prays to the Corbett family. pic.twitter.com/2p31qHFBmq
— Eric Carr Official – KISS (@EricCarr_TheFox) July 15, 2021
Rest In Peace Gary Corbett. (Gary is Upper left, just behind Jeff Labar). I met him when we toured with Cinderella. He was their keyboard player. Such an extremely talented and cool guy. My condolences to his friends and family. God bless. pic.twitter.com/6Ge4VLd20d
— Bill Leverty (@Leverty) July 15, 2021