Tidigt imorse somnade Neil Smith in efter en lång kamp mot cancer. Neil var mest känd för sitt medverkande i den australiensiska rock-scenen med band som tidiga AC/DC, Jasper och Rose Tattoo.
Neil’s familj skriver en hälsning via dennes facebook sida:

“Neil Smith passed away in the early hours of the morning, Sunday the 7th of April 2013. He was sleeping peacefully and surrounded by family. Neil is now in peace and is no longer battling with cancer.
There is not a person out there who has met him and not felt like their lives were better for the experience. He was a loving and devoted father, a loyal friend and all round generous person. He was larger than life, and his passing will be felt.
Thanks to all his friends for their support and love, especially during the final stages of his life”.

Våra tankar går till hans familj och vänner.

Man kan se Neil på Rose Tattoos musikvideo ”Rock’n’roll outlaw” och exempelvis när AC/DC spelade på Victoria Park i Sydney 1974. I en intervju med Acdcmachines Johan Kreku berättar Neil om konsterten på Victorias Park 1974:
”Which brings us to Famous Victoria Park gig, where I was supposed to look like a bike cop. Malcolm insisted I wear Noel’s (Taylor) bike helmet even though it was too small for me. Now I have to live with that photo. I had a terrible day. The sunlight affects my eyes, and I didn’t have any sunglasses, as I was running late and left them at home.”

Läs hela intervjun med Neil Smith här