A founding member of the hit Australian glam rock band Skyhooks from the 1970s has died after a ‘stupid’ accident.
Peter Starkie, the guitarist’s brother and former fellow Skyhooks member Bob Starkie, died on Sunday at the age of 72 after falling off a ladder.
Bob wrote a touching homage to his brother on the Facebook page of Skyhooks, and how he “tragically died in one of those stupid ladder accidents”.
Bob said that beside his brother being a fabulous guitarist he was someone “he looked up to”. \
He said Peter was survived by three daughters, a step daughter and has lived inseparably for more than 20 years with his partner Dianna.