Randy Gane, keyboardist of Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche, reportedly suffered a heart attack this past Wednesday (December 26). At the moment, the keyboardist’s condition is unknown. Gane is 53 years old.
Tate confirmed the unfortunate news via the following Facebook post made late last night:
“Please send your prayers and positive thoughts to my good friend and keyboard player; Randy Gane who is currently recovering from suffering a heart attack last night”
We all know what lead to there being two versions of Queensryche. However, before all the drama took place, Gane had already been touring and recording with Queensryche (having appeared on 2009’s American Soldier and 2011 Dedicated To Chaos) as well as well with Tate’s solo project. Gane also co-founded prog metal band Myth in the 80’s with Tate and current Queensryche guitarist Kelly Gray.
Tate’s version of Queensryche is planning to perform Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety on the road this coming April. However, it is unclear whether Gane will be able to tour in light of his recent health scare (as well as who will replace guitarist Glen Drover).