Tributes paid to talented guitar player who died following collision in Basingstoke

tributes paid to talented guitar player who died following collision in basingstoke

Tributes have been paid to a talented guitar player who died following a collision in Basingstoke last week.

Chris Burgess, 27, of Haydock Close, Alton, was the driver of a Volkswagen Golf which was involved in a collision with a Volkwagen Tiguan on the A339 at Winslade, at 11.55pm on May 12.

Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have today paid tribute to him. They said: “Chris will be missed by so many people; he was a great friend, loving son and caring brother, with a remarkably kind nature.

“He had a wicked sense of humour and was incredibly funny. For everyone who came into contact with Chris, there will be a hole left where a joke would have been found.

“The music scene has lost an awesome and talented guitar player, adding so much energy and life into the bands he played in.

“On the night of Chris’s death he was on his way home from a gig, it may have been his last, but he will rock on forever.”

Richard Storry, 34, of Evesharm Road, Worcestershire, has been charged with causing death by driving without due care and attention while unfit through drink.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting Operation Harmonic.