Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem All Right Now when he was the teenage bassist for British rock band Free, has died in California aged 62.
Fraser had been living in the California desert community of Temecula, where he died on Monday. The cause of death is not yet known and remains under investigation.
Aged just 15, London-born Fraser briefly became a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The group was a training ground for young rockers including Eric Clapton and Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. Within a year, Fraser became a founding member of Free. The band's biggest hit by far was 1970's All Right Now, which remains one of the defining hits of classic rock radio.