Sad news strikes once again. Over this past weekend, legendary record producer, sound engineer, and mixer Chris Tsangarides passed away yesterday morning (7th). The 61-year-old started the new year with an unfortunate battle with pneumonia and heart failure, according to his daughter, Anastasia Tsangarides. The rock producer has worked with many iconic artists including Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra, Anthem, Yngwie Malmsteen, Depeche Mode, Tom Jones, The Tragically Hip, and more.
Rockers have taken to Social Media to react to this unfortunate loss:
Overkill are saddened to hear about the death of Chris Tsangarides.
We were fortunate to have worked with him. A great guy with amazing talent, and humor and smile to match. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP Chris
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) January 7, 2018
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) January 7, 2018
So devastated to hear about the death of Chris Tsangarides, who produced our Game On album, and so many legendary records and bands.
Thinking of his lovely wife Jane and his family right now.
Thank you for starting this crazy journey off for us x pic.twitter.com/HrlcnYHMMS
— The Amorettes (@TheAmorettes) January 7, 2018
I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of the Producer Chris Tsangarides – he has been a part of my life since the 70 when he worked as tape operator on the Sabbath album Sabotage and he’s worked with me on lots of other albums and stuff. He’ll be sadly missed. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/GPWTEilPSe
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) January 7, 2018
A great producer & mixer I never worked with, but who was the man behind the desk on many of my favorite Metal albums from Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Tygers Of Pan Tang, King Diamond and the list goes on… R.I.P #christsangarides https://t.co/bzxSEQHHuE
— Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) January 7, 2018
Sad to hear of Chris Tsangarides passing away. He worked on the Sabotage album, a thoroughly lovely bloke. R.I.P. Chris.
— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) January 7, 2018
We are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Chris Tsangarides – his contributions to our metal and so many others will forever remain – Love and condolences to his family
— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) January 8, 2018
Sad to report that Chris Tsangarides, record producer, father and long time friend of @gmooreofficial passed away this morning. Very sad news https://t.co/bUZviilws8 We will all miss the stories and humour from his many recording “adventures” over the years. RIP Chris. pic.twitter.com/4rxWCpoAhb
— Gary Moore (@gmooreofficial) January 7, 2018
RIP “Never Let Me Down” remixer Chris Tsangarides https://t.co/wqvBJozFK7
— Depeche Mode / HOME (@homemode) January 7, 2018
— Slash (@Slash) January 7, 2018
— Everafter (@Everafteruk) January 7, 2018
Absolutely devastated to hear that the legend that is #ChrisTsangarides has passed away. I will never, ever forget the shit that we got up to on tour in a cramped van and the laughter in his small studio on countless occasions. RIP you big, loveable baffoon.
— Lee Thompson (@leethompsonuk) January 7, 2018