Hawkwind are underground trailblazers in the world of music, creating the "space rock" sub-genre with their self-titled LP in 1970. John Harrison helped found the band in 1969, and after his departure, a revolving door of bass players were members of Hawkwind, including legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

John Harrison passed away peacefully on May 26, at the age of 69 after a long battle with Huntington's disease. Harrison's sister Franny sent a detailed and heartfelt message to original and current Hawkwind member Dave Brock and his wife Kris Tait. Here is a small part of that message:

"In the evening, William was attending to John around 7:45pm. John thanked him for looking after him. William looked in on him again around 8pm and found he had passed away. Linda returned to see him, and said his face was so peaceful, and showed no signs that he'd been distressed, which is a great relief to us all, as it was expected that his final time could be quite traumatic."