Beatles Session Drummer Andy White Dead At 85

(Classic Rock) Renowned session drummer Andy White has died at the age of 85 after a "massive stroke." The Scottish musician, who famously replaced Ringo Starr on the recording of the Beatles' debut single Love Me Do, died on Monday in New Jersey, USA.

His wife, the voice actress Thea White, broke the news to her husband's friend and fellow sticksman Clive Edwards - formerly of UFO and Wild Horses - in an email that has been passed to Classic Rock writer Dave Ling.

White says: "I am overwhelmingly sad to have to tell you that Andy had a massive stroke last Thursday and died this afternoon, never regaining consciousness. He so enjoyed communicating with you about your mutual drum set." Read more here.

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