Richie Hayward of Little Feat Passes Away at 64

The drummer and co-founder of rock band Little Feat has regretfully passed away on August 12, 2010 at the age of 64.

Richie Hayward was taken to a hospital around the Vancouver area with complications due to pneumonia after being diagnosed with liver cancer just last year. According to Exclaim News, the drummer passed away while awaiting a liver transplant, which he did not have the health insurance to receive.

Hayward served as Little Feat’s drummer from the beginning of the rock fusion group’s founding in 1969 and has been drumming with them every year of the 40 in which the band was active.