Legendary British singer Jon Lord, who was a member of heavy rock band Deep Purple, breathed his last yesterday at the London Clinic surrounded by family. The 71-year-old keyboard player and song-writer had been suffering from pancreatic cancer since last August. A statement from the singers representative said, "Jon passes from Darkness to Light". Since the news of his death spread, tributes are pouring in for the late singer. His Deep Purple band mates Joe Satriani, Iron Maiden and Anthrax also expressed their grief over Jons death. Grammy Award-winning American guitarist Tom Morello wrote on Twitter, "RIP the great Jon Lord, Deep Purple's cornerstone/keyboardist. So many great great songs and that incredible SOUND of his! Thank you". Former Yes keyboard player Rick Wakeman stated, "We were going to write and record an album before he become ill. His contribution to music and to classic rock was immeasurable and I will miss him terribly."