Progressive rock keyboard player John Tout passed away on May 1st, 2015 at 4:30pm from lung failure at The Royal Free Hospital in London, England.
Tout played piano and keyboards with celebrated symphonic progressive rock band Renaissance. He recorded and performed with Renaisance durings its classic eras. After the Azure d’Or tour, Tout left the group for personal reasons. He reappeared on the Renaissance reunion album “Tuscany”.
“He was an amazing musician, highly contributing to the unique sound of the band from 1970 – 1980,” said Renaissance in a statement. “He was the quiet (but funny) one in the band, always very caring towards the fans and good friend to Annie Haslam, Terence Sullivan, Jon Camp and Michael Dunford. He will always be in our hearts and music!“