NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 21: Brian Howe of Bad Company presents the award for Comedy Tour of the Year at the 26th Annual Pollstar Awards at Ryman Auditorium on February 21, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Pollstar)

Former Bad Company vocalist Brian Howe has died at the age of 66, according to a report from TMZ.

Howe passed away Wednesday (May 6) at his home in Florida after suffering cardiac arrest, states TMZ. Previously, he had a heart attack back in 2017 and had a history of heart issues.

Howe was also reportedly involved in a car accident in Florida at the end of April and suffered broken ribs.

Howe had a rich musical career. He joined Ted Nugent for the 1984 album “Penetrator,” and after that, took over vocal duties in Bad Company after Paul Rodgers left the band.

He first appeared on Bad Company’s 1986 album “Fame and Fortune” and sang on a total of five of the band’s records.

Howe split with Bad Company in 1994 and went on to release three albums as a solo artist, the final being 2010’s “Circus Bar.”

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