Singer-Songwriter Gary Wright Dead at 80 After Battle with Parkinson's and Dementia

Singer-songwriter Gary Wright, known for his 70s hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive,” has died

He was 80.

According to his son, Justin Wright, Gary died in California at home in Palos Verdes Estates after a battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia.

Musician Stephen Bishop posted the following tribute on social media:

It is with great sadness that I received the news of my dear friend Gary Wright’s passing. The attached photos hold precious memories from the very first and last time we shared the stage together, alongside our mutual musical pal John Ford Coley. Gary’s vibrant personality and exceptional talent made every moment together truly enjoyable. His legacy will live on for many years to come. I will always cherish the warmth and kindness shown to me by Gary and his wife Rose, and I will forever hold dear the stories he shared with me about days gone by. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.


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