Greg Lake, the lead singer of the bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, passed away overnight.  He was 69 years old.

One of the founding fathers of progressive rock - or progrock as it became known - the British musician is known for songs including ‘In the Court Of The Crimson King’ and ‘21st Century Schizoid Man’.

As a member of the influential trio, Emerson, Lake And Palmer, he would go on to release nine studio albums between 1970 and 1994.

Lake had been battling cancer for some time and his death comes just nine months after his former ELP bandmate Keith Emerson died.

2016....you can end any time you want.