Rossi: I’ve never cried over Rick
ROCKER Francis Rossi says he has still not cried following the death of his Status Quo band mate Rick Parfitt nearly a year ago.
Parfitt was 68 when he died from a severe infection in hospital on Christmas Eve.
Rossi, 68 ( above) said he felt his pal had already died several months earlier when he suffered a heart attack in Turkey, forcing him to cancel live shows.
Francis said: “He died for us then. When he finally got over that a little, he wasn’t the same person he was.
“I got home Christmas Eve and I was talking to my manager and he said Rick had gone.
“I heard in my mind Rick say, ‘There you go, at least I didn’t die on a show day’. That’d be Rick. We had that weird humour going on between us.
“Some people said I haven’t cried yet for Rick. I won’t. It’s just not what we did or how we were.
“We used to joke about the fact he would go, we would sit there giggling, it was funny.”