Ian Bairnson, a guitarist, lost his battle with dementia. The musician was best known for his participation in the 1978 Kate Bush hit Wuthering Heights and is a founding member of the rock band The Alan Parsons Project. Ian left home on Friday, April 7, according to a post by his wife, Leila, on Saturday. His wife, Leila, described her late husband as “the sweetest” and “kindest”, describing her battle with the disease as “long” and “difficult”. Leila posted a photo of herself and Ian on Instagram with the caption, “It is with deep sadness and regret to inform you that my beloved husband, Ian Bairnson, passed away on Friday, April 7th.” ”
Although Ian is no longer with us, his musical legacy lives on and will always cheer and brighten our lives, just like his.” “I want to thank the doctors and nurses at Frimley Park Hospital, the managers and caregivers at Lynwood Nursing Home, our families and close friends for their love and support. They have helped us through these difficult years of Ian’s long struggle with dementia.”
Bairnson was born in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland. He was raised in Levenwick, Shetland before his family moved to Midlothian, Edinburgh when he was nine years old following the death of his father. Bairnson learned to play the guitar at the age of six.
Guitarist Ian Bairnson sadly passed away at the age of 69 after battling dementia for at least five years. The musician was known for his performance on Kate Bush’s 1978 hit Wuthering Heights and for being a member of the rock bands The Alan Parsons Project and Pilots. In a post shared by his wife, Leila, on Saturday, he confirmed that Ian passed away on Friday, April 7. ” and ‘kinder’. Sharing a photo with Ian on Instagram, Leila said, “It is with deep sadness and regret that I inform you that my beloved husband, Ian Bairnson, passed away on Friday, April 7th.” Ian was the sweetest, kindest, and most caring husband I could ask for, and it’s comforting to know that he’s lounging on his own piece of ‘Blue Blue Sky’ right now.
“Even though Ian is gone, his musical legacy will remain with us and will continue to brighten and brighten our lives forever as he did.”
Continuing to thank the medical professionals for their help, he added: “I want to thank the doctors and nurses at Frimley Park Hospital, the administrators and caregivers at Lynwood Nursing Home, and our families and close friends for the love and support they have given us.” Ian’ In these difficult years of ‘s a long battle with dementia.
Hailing from Lerwick, a town in Scotland’s Shetland Islands, the musician was a member of The Alan Parsons Project from 1975 to 1990.
Created by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, the band includes guitarist Ian, arranger Andrew Powell, bassist and vocalist David Paton, drummer Stuart Elliott, and vocalists Zenny Zakatek and Chris Rainbow.
Ian was also a member of the Scottish rock band Pilots and boasted a very famous solo in Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.
But despite the song’s popularity, he wasn’t actually a fan of the famous solo, and later admitted that his dislike for it was purely for “guitarist reasons”.
Ian quit acting in 2018 when it was announced that he had been diagnosed with a “progressive neurological condition.” In a statement posted on Ian’s Facebook page, “Ian’s family and I would like to inform you that I was recently diagnosed with a progressive neurological condition that affects his communication skills.”
As a result, although he continues to play the guitar and piano for his own pleasure every day, he will not play in public in the future. We want to thank you for your loyal support over the years, and we also want to make sure that he is in very good health and well taken care of.’
In his private life, Ian has been married to his wife Leila for 24 years this May and started an affair two years before his wedding.
It seems that the couple does not share any children, but they frequently post photos on social media with their beloved pets Dolly the Dog and Poppy the Cat.