A press release from the Riley household:
“We’re devastated to share that Steve Riley has handed away on the age of 67. Steve had been battling a extreme case of pneumonia for a number of weeks, and on Tuesday, Oct. 24, succumbed to the sickness. His spouse Mary Louise and son Cole have been by his aspect in his closing moments.
“Steve spent the previous 5 many years increase a wealthy music legacy, touring the world numerous instances, promoting tens of millions of information, sharing the stage with unbelievable bandmates and bringing pleasure to followers throughout the globe. His type was unmatched, influenced by the greats like Buddy Wealthy, Ginger Baker and John Bonham, and his ardour for the craft was evident till the very finish.
“However Steve’s biggest legacy was his position as a loving husband and caring father. At residence, he was greater than only a rocker – he was a Boston sports activities fanatic, a World Warfare II buff and an avid reader. As a lot as he liked being on the street, nothing introduced him extra pleasure than coming residence to his household.7
“Steve is survived by his spouse and son, in addition to his brothers Michael and Daniel.”