- 08 Jan 18
The famed rock producer passed away, aged 61, on Saturday, January 6.
Tributes have been pouring in to Chris Tsangarides, the 61-year-old producer who produced Thin Lizzy’s Renegade and Thunder And Lightening albums, and Gary Moore’s Back On The Streets classic which included his Phil Lynott duet, ‘Parisienne Walkways’.
The Grammy nominee died of heart failure after battling pneumonia.
A child prodigy who studied trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music, his CV also included Black Sabbath, Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Tom Jones, Joan Armatrading, The Sisters Of Mercy and The Tragically Hip.
“I’m so saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Tsangarides – he has been a part of my life since the ‘70s when he worked as tape operator on the Sabbath album Sabotage and he’s worked with me on lots of other albums and stuff,” refelects Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi. “What a lovely bloke he was and we always got on really well and had a great laugh too! He’ll be sadly missed. RIP my friend.”
Overkill are saddened to hear about the death of Chris Tsangarides.
We were fortunate to have worked with him. A great guy with amazing talent, and humor and smile to match. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP Chris
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) January 7, 2018
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) January 7, 2018
So sad to hear about the passing of Chris Tsangarides. Such a lovely fellow, great storyteller and talented producer. It was an honour to have worked with him.
— Ginger Wildheart (@GingerWildheart) January 7, 2018
Sad to hear of Chris Tsangarides passing away. He worked on the Sabotage album, a thoroughly lovely bloke. R.I.P. Chris.
— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) January 7, 2018
I'm so saddened to hear of the passing of the Producer Chris Tsangarides - he has been a part of my life since the 70 when he worked as tape operator on the Sabbath album Sabotage and he's worked with me on lots of other albums and stuff. He'll be sadly missed. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/GPWTEilPSe
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) January 7, 2018
We are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Chris Tsangarides - his contributions to our metal and so many others will forever remain - Love and condolences to his family
— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) January 8, 2018