Richard Cole dead: Led Zeppelin tour manager dies as Robert Plant praises his bravery

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Richard Cole, best known for his work as Led Zeppelin’s tour manager, has died aged 75, one month before his birthday. The London-born music manager worked with legendary rock band Led Zeppelin from 1968 to 1980.

He also worked with other music giants including Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath, Lita Ford, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Led Zeppelin’s lead singer and lyricist, Robert Plant, paid an emotional tribute to his late tour manager:

In view of his 615,000 Instagram followers, the singer referred to Richard as “brave to the end”.

He wrote: “Farewell Ricardo…

“Sadly no more tall tales… brave to the end.”

The candid caption was accompanied by a photograph of the pair laughing.

Robert received an outpouring of messages of support from fans on the social media platform.

_sha_nizzle typed: “Very sorry to read this..

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“May he rest in peace.”

groupieplant added: “It can’t be!

“I do not believe.”

_bella_jenn_ said: “Condolences for your loss. R.I.P. Richard”

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helengrant7633 wrote: “Bless him.

“And I’m sure there are still many tells to tell.”

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