Michael LamperL.A. session musician Michael Lamper, who had worked with groups as diverse as The Allman Brothers, Quiet Riot, and Los Lobos, dies at the age of 61. He had also played on solo albums by Tommy Shaw of Styx, Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon, Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees, and numerous others. He was also married (since 1992) to Star Trek: The Next Generation star Marina Sirtis, and had played a non-speaking background role as one of the brutish Gatherers in the third season episode The Vengeance Factor.

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