Yes Drummer Alan White Dead at 72 After Brief Illness πŸ’‰

Alan White, a musician best known for his work as the drummer for rock band Yes, has died at 72.

White’s family confirmed he died at his “Seattle-area home after a brief illness” in a lengthy social media post Thursday, which also honored his legacy.


“Throughout his life and six-decade career, Alan was many things to many people: a certified rock star to fans around the world; band mate to a select few, and gentleman and friend to all who met him,” the post said.

White was born in Pelton, County Durham, England on June 14, 1949. He started playing the drums at the age of 12 and began performing a year later.