Robby Steinhardt has tragically died at the age of 71, his wife Cindy Steinhardt has confirmed.
The singer and violinist – full name Robert E Steinhardt – from the band Kansas died on Saturday due to complications from pancreatitis.
It comes after the musician had been at a hospital in Tampa, Florida since May.
Robby’s heartbroken wife Cindy took to Facebook to share the news on Monday night.
She wrote: “We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure.
“Robby just recorded his first solo album with the talented music producer Michael Franklin at Solar Studios.
“A tour to start in August, Robby was so looking forward to being back on stage doing what he loved.
“I’ve always tried to share our lives with you but I ask you to please respect this heavy time of grief.”
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