Alvin Lee passed away due to unforeseen complications following a routine surgery, Alvin was 68.
Alvin was a monster player and his untimely demise is certain to shake the guitar world awake. Alvin was hugely successful in the "Ten Years After" band and penned such supercharged tunes like I'm going home, and the timeless I'd like to change the world among others. His scorching riffs paved the way for future shredders.
This is a link to Guitar worlds last interview with Alvin!