According to Switzerland’s Blick.ch, GOTTHARD singer Steve Lee was killed in a motorcycle accident in Nevada yesterday (Tuesday, October 5 at 16:13 PM). He was 47 years old.
Lee was on a Töfftour with 30 colleagues when they pulled over to put on their rain gear on Interstate 15 between Mesquite and Las Vegas, NV. A trucked seized and hit five parked motorbikes including Lee’s who died on the scene.
Lee’s girlfriend Brigitte Voss Balzarini and Gotthard bassist Marc Lynn (45) were also injured in the accident.
Bassist Chris Von Rohr of fellow Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS told Blick: “I’m speechless, can even think of what to say. My deepest condolences.”
Gotthard Manager Jan Bayati said “It is a tragedy. Even the American media will report on the tragic accident.”
Joe Fackrell, spokesman for the Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed the death. Whether the driver will be charged is not yet known.
View an In Memoriam video here.