Paul Chapman dead: UFO star Tonka dies on 66th birthday as family speak out ‘Love you dad’

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It has been confirmed that Paul ‘Tonka’ Chapman, the former UFO guitarist, died at the age of 66 yesterday. The musician’s family confirmed the sad news on his Facebook page.

The first man I ever loved.

Paul Chapman family

The statement read: “It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is my dad’s 66th birthday. He passed away earlier this afternoon.

“He was a brilliant, energetic, loving and most carefree person and the first man I ever loved. Everyone he came in contact with loved him – no adored him.”

They continued: “I will keep everyone posted on his celebration of life.

“I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers as his family grieves and processes everything at this time.”

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