Zeno Roth, the younger brother of legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS), passed away on Monday (February 5). He was 61 years old.
Uli said in a statement: "[Zeno] died in his sleep after years of illness and finally moved on to a much better place.
"Speaking on behalf of all his family and friends, this is a tremendous loss, both on a human level, but also because Zeno was a true and incredibly gifted artist. We will always remember his songs, poetry and beautiful guitar playing. As a brother, I remember him as a gentle caring soul with the deepest feelings, but also as a person of great humour and wit. His songwriting abilities were of the first order. He was a truly outstanding guitar player and his talent for poetry was simply incredible and on the highest level imaginable, which was particularly evident in those poems which he had written in his mother tongue of German. Fortunately for us, he left us many of these precious gem stones and we shall publish a collection of his poems posthumously in due course.