Musician John Walker, the guitarist and vocalist for the seminal '60s and '70s British trio, The Walker Brothers, has died. He was 67.
Walker died Saturday in his Los Angeles home after battling liver cancer, his personal assistant told The Associated Press.
Walker was born John Maus in the United States. He joined Scott Engel and Gary Leeds to form The Walker Brothers, and they each adopted the surname Walker, though none of them were related. The band moved to England where it had instant success with the song "Love Her" in 1964. The groups other hits included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Make it Easy on Yourself" and "My Ship Is Comin' In."
The band toured the world, sold more than 23 million records, and also appeared on many popular British television shows in the '60s, including Ready, Set, Go and Top of the Pops.
Walker returned to the U.S. in the 1980s, but continued to tour in England every year as part of the "Silver '60s" show. Walker's final concert appearance was this March in Los Angeles.
"He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend, and artiste," reads a statement on Walker's website.
Walker is survived by his wife, Cynthia, children Jamie Maus Anderson, Nickoletta Drew Maus, Adam Sarrazin and Heather Stewart, as well as several grandchildren.