Uriah Heep drummer, Lee Kerslake, has died after a long fought battle with cancer, according to Saturday reports.

Uriah Heep band members announced the sad the news Saturday, saying:


“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you that Lee Kerslake, my friend of 55 years and the best drummer I ever played with, lost his battle with cancer at 03:30 this morning.”

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.