HALL & OATES star Daryl Hall has paid tribute to longtime collaborator TOM 'T-BONE' WOLK, who died on Saturday night (27Feb10).
Bassist Wolk passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack - just days before he was scheduled to join the duo for an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday (01Mar10).
And rocker Hall insists he's devastated by the tragedy.
He says in a statement, "To say that I am shocked is the ultimate understatement. T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand. It's not if I will go on, but how. T-Bone was one of the most sensitive and good human beings that I have ever known. And, I can truly say that I loved him."
Wolk had performed with Hall & Oates for almost 30 years, and co-produced several of their projects, as well as playing on tracks with Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Bette Midler and Cyndi Lauper.