rsz 11elo ELOs Mike Edwards Dead

Mike Edwards was the founding, flashy Cellist for The Electric Light Orchestra from 1972 to 1975.  He left the band to become a Buddhist.

He’s dead at 62 due to a freak accident in the UK.

The story is here.

Updated of Sept. 8th with a photo of Mike’s van.  Warning: It is a bit graphic.

Comments (4)
  1. Tommy Snacks says:

    yes it’s very sad just as when Jeff Lynne died. The lead singer of ELO.

  2. dyulyur says:

    It is terrible tragedy that Mike Edwards has passed away. You can help remember him by contributing to his memorial website at

  3. John Thomas says:

    So far as I’m aware Jeff Lynne is alive and well.

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