Hilton Valentine, an English musician who was a guitarist and founding member of The Animals, has died. He was 77.
His death was revealed by the record company Abkco Music & Records on Friday (Jan. 29).
"Our deepest sympathies go out to @HiltonValentine's family and friends on his passing this morning, at the age of 77," the company wrote on Twitter. "A founding member and original guitarist of The Animals, Valentine was a pioneering guitar player influencing the sound of rock and roll for decades to come."