LifeNotes: Musician Paul Gordon Dies

Paul Gordon Jennifer Nettles

Musician Paul Gordon, a band member for Jennifer Nettles, died Thursday (Feb. 18) in Nashville. He was 52.

Nettles shared the news with fans via Instagram, writing, “Today we lost one of our precious own, Paul Gordon. Prayers for your beautiful family. May your Journey be sweet. You will forever play on in our hearts.”

Gordon, a Newport, Rhode Island native, also played with artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Anna Wilson, Mandy Moore, Brenda K. Starr, and others throughout his career. Gordon was also a member of the B-52s’ touring band from 2007 until his passing.

On the B-52s’ Facebook page, the band wrote, “Our friend, keyboard player and guitarist, bandmate and brother, Paul Gordon passed away peacefully today and our hearts are broken. Words can’t express all the feelings we share as we remember his generous spirit, kindness and talent. He was and always will be a part of our B-52s family and we will miss him so much. We send our love to his family.”

Gordon composed music for film and television, including music for Digimon and Wild Force Power Rangers, and an array of soundtracks.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lysak Gordon, and two sons.

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