Tsangarides worked on albums by Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Anvil.
Beloved metal producer Chris Tsangarides has died at age 61 following a battle with pneumonia and heart failure. The rock producer, known for his work with Judas Priest (Painkiller), Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy (Thunder and Lightning) and a number of other hard rock acts died on Sunday (Jan. 7).
Among those paying homage to Tsangarides was Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, who wrote, "I'm so saddened to hear of the passing of the Producer Chris Tsangarides -- he has been a part of my life since the ['70s] when he worked as tape operator on the Sabbath album Sabotage and he's worked with me on lots of other albums and stuff. What a lovely bloke he was and we always got on really well and had a great laugh too! He'll be sadly missed. RIP my friend."