Kiss Guitarist Bob Kulick Dies at 70

Bob Kulick
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Bob Kulick performs on stage with Meat Loaf in London in 1985.

Kiss guitarist Bob Kulick, who toured and worked in the studio with the band, has died at the age of 70.

"I am heartbroken to have to share the news of the passing of my brother Bob Kulick," Bruce Kulick wrote on Twitter. "His love of music, and his talent as a musician and producer should always be celebrated. Please respect the Kulick Family’s privacy during this sad time. RIP."

A cause of death had not been revealed as of publication.

Born in Brooklyn in 1950, Kulick auditioned for Kiss in the early 1970s, but was ultimately passed over in favor of Ace Frehley. Kulick later contributed guitar work on numerous albums for the legendary rock band, and also worked on the 1978 solo album from Kiss' Paul Stanley.

"We are heartbroken. Our deepest condolences to the Kulick family in this difficult time," a message on Kiss'  Twitter account read.

In addition to his work with Kiss, Bob Kulick also played with Lou Reed on his 1975 album, Coney Island Baby, and was part of Meat Loaf's touring band, the Neverland Express. Kulick also contributed to albums in the 1980s by W.A.S.P., and worked on a song called "Sweet Victory" for an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.

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