Dr Hook – Ray Sawyer – In Memorium
“It’s with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to one of the iconic performers of the 1970s who literally had his smiling face on the cover of Rolling Stone.
“Ray Sawyer was the face and voice of Dr Hook and I had the pleasure and honor of working with him as his agent/management for the past 27 years, along with my partner Steve who started with him in 1987.
“He has a wonderful wife Linda and son Cayse who went out on the road with him as his drummer in later years and always made us feel part of the family.
“Ray was the consummate “road dog” performing all over the world to thousands and thousands of fans covering hundreds of shows and logging thousands of miles across the globe.
“He lived the rock and roll life right up to the age of 81, and he was proud of it – and that’s quite a feat. Rest peacefully Ray… you will be sadly missed.”
Linda Sawyer said: “My heart is broken; Ray passed away this morning peacefully in his sleep.
“We thank you all for your continued support and prayers. Ray loved you all.”
Sawyer founded the group with Dennis Locorriere, Billy Francis and George Cummings, and was a member of Dr Hook & The Medicine Show from 1969 to 1981.
He left the band to pursue a solo career and later toured with a spin-off group named Dr Hook featuring Ray Sawyer.