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Session Drummer Tony Thompson Dead at 48

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Top session drummer Tony Thompson, who also manned the skins for disco band Chic, died November 12 of renal cancer in Los Angeles. He was 48

After Chic disbanded in 1981, Thompson became a much sought-after percussionist for a diverse group
of artists including David Bowie, Mike Jagger, Madonna, Rod Stewart, and Led Zeppelin at Live Aid.

A fundraiser in his memory is scheduled for December 16 at the Hard Rock Café. Fans can also make donations in
Thompson’s honor via According to his web site, all contributions and funds raised will go directly to assisting Tony’s family with outstanding medical expenses and help relieve some of their financial burden.” Checks can be made out to: The Tony Thompson Fund, c/o One Incredible Family and sent to 13455 Ventura Blvd, #224, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Thompson is survived by his wife, Patrice Jennings, and her two children.–Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner