MICK TUCKER: July 17, 1947 — February 14, 2002

Former SWEET drummer Mick Tucker passed away around noon today (February 14th) from complications brought on by the leukemia he survived five years ago. Tucker had become unwell last Friday and had informed friends he was going to see the doctor, but was then admitted to the hospital on Saturday, February 9th — the anniversary of former SWEET frontman Brian Connolly's death (who died from complications brought on by a muscular disorder on Sunday, February 9th, 1997, at age 52). Unfortunately Mick's health went downhill and he finally passed away earlier today. With him were his family including his wife Janet, his daughter Ayston, niece Angela with her husband Martin, and his close friend Elliott Tuffin.

Former SWEET bassist Steve Priest issued the following statement after Mick's death: "I am afraid to have to inform everyone that Mick Tucker passed away about around midday today. It was from complications brought on by the leukemia he survived five years ago. Please respect his wife and family. We are all really devastated at his passing and will miss him dreadfully." Added former SWEET guitarist Andy Scott: "Mick Tucker was the best drummer around in the 70's. I played in the same band as him and was proud to do so. I feel extreme sadness therefore that he has now left us and my heart goes out to Janet and Ayston with their sad loss. Miss you Mick — and then there were two.”

Tucker was 54 years old at the time of his death.

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