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Blue Oyster Cult co-founder Allen Lanier has passed away. Allen played keyboard and guitar for the band, and although he retired in 2006, he reunited with Blue Oyster cult at their 40th anniversary show in New York this past November. He passed away at 67 due to complications from lung disease. 

The band announced his death on Facebook:


We have extremely sad news to report.

We’ve lost our friend and bandmate Allen Lanier.

Allen succumbed to complications from C.O.P.D.

He is survived by his wife Dory, sister Mary Anne and mother Martha.

Although he retired from touring in 2006 Allen returned to the stage for what turned out to be his final appearance, reuniting with BӦC at the 40th Anniversary show in New York this past November.

DFTR sweet man. We love you and miss you."

The post was accompanied by a photo collage of Lanier over the years. 

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