Lightfoot's bassist John Stockfish dies

John Stockfish. (Lightfoot.ca)

John Stockfish. (Lightfoot.ca)

Folk legend Gordon Lightfoot's sidekick John Stockfish has died, aged 69.

The bass player passed away from natural causes last week, according to a post on Lightfoot's website.

Classically trained, Stockfish joined forces with Lightfoot in the mid-1960s and performed on the folk star's classic track Sundown.

He also worked with Jim Croce, Tommy Hunter, Mel Torme and Cab Calloway.