Ric Parnell, who played the drummer Mick Shrimpton in This Is Spinal Tap and later toured with the band, has died.
The actor Harry Shearer announced the news on Twitter on Sunday, writing: “Ric Parnell, our drummer in This Is Spinal Tap, passed away today.
But Parnell was arguably best known for portraying Shrimpton in This Is Spinal Tap, the 1984 cult rock mockumentary.
When Spinal Tap went on a real-world tour, Parnell assumed the persona of Shrimpton’s twin brother, Ric.
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