Report: Former WHITE SPIRIT/TANK Drummer Died After Fall

July 31, 2008

Mark Thompson of Hartlepool Mail reports that British drummer Graeme Crallan, who played on WHITE SPIRIT's 1980 debut LP and TANK's 1985 release "Honour And Blood", died after a fall in a London street. He was 50 years old.

The musician, nicknamed Crash, collapsed on Sunday and suffered head injuries.

He was later pronounced dead at the Royal Free Hospital, in Camden.

An inquest has opened into the death at St Pancras coroners' office and is expected to resume in a few months time. A spokeswoman for the coroner said: "Mr Crallan had head injuries and it is believed he had fallen in the street."

Graeme's funeral will take place in London at Golders Green Crematorium tomorrow at 10:30am.

There's a request for family flowers only. Donations in lieu can be made to the NSPCC.

A celebration of Graeme's life will be held in Hartlepool at a date to be announced.

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