Gary Wright has died after a long battle with his health … TMZ has learned.
Justin Wright, Gary’s son, tells us his father passed away Monday morning at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA — which is in the South Bay. We’re told he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s about 5 or 6 years ago, as well as Lewy body dementia shortly thereafter.
Gary’s Parkinson’s progressed rapidly over the past year, and Justin says his dad eventually lost the ability to move around and speak. Over the past few days, we’re told, nurses who were working at Gary’s home told the family he was entering his final chapter.
His family and loved ones were by his side at the time of his death — word of which has already started to spread in the music world, including to singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop.
It is with great sadness that I received the news of my dear friend Gary Wright’s passing. The attached photos hold precious memories from the very first and last time we shared the stage together, alongside our mutual musical pal John Ford Coley. Gary’s