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Bob Birch on tour with Elton John in 2011. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Elton John, Billy Joel Mourn The Loss Of Bassist Bob Birch

Earlier this week, Bob Birch, Elton John’s bassist of 20 years, passed away at the age of 56 near his Los Angeles home. Now John and frequent tourmate/fellow piano man Billy Joel have paid respects to Birch on their respective websites.

08/17/2012

Bob Birch on tour with Elton John in 2011. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Elton John’s Bassist Bob Birch Dead

Bob Birch, the longtime bassist for Elton John’s backing band, died this morning (August 15), John’s official website confirms.

08/15/2012

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