Rick Parfitt
Rick Parfitt (L) and Francis Rossi of British rock group Status Quo perform at the Glastonbury Festival 2009 in south west England June 28, 2009.REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

Rick Parfitt, the guitarist of Status Quo, has died aged 68.

The musician was admitted into hospital in Marbella, Spain, on Thursday evening due to complications with a pre-existing shoulder injury. He died there at lunchtime on Saturday, his manager and family said in a statement.

"We are truly devastated to have to announce that Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has passed away at lunchtime today," the statement said. "He died in hospital in Marbella, Spain, as a result of a severe infection, having been admitted to hospital on Thursday evening following complications to a shoulder injury incurred by a previous fall."

Here are some classic Status Quo tunes...RIP Rick, we'll miss you.