Legendary Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Passed On.

Dynamic bassist, vocalist and founding member of Yes, Chris Squire succumbed to leukemia this morning in his Phoenix home. His Yes bandmate, Geoff Downes tweeted earlier this morning, “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire.”

Squire has long been considered on of the finest and most influential bassists in prog rock history — a key songwriter in his band Yes, Squire was the only member to appear on each and every Yes release.

The band will start a new tour later in the summer with Billy Sherwood handling the bass duties.