Keith Reid, Procol Harum’s ‘Unparalleled’ Lyricist, has died at the age of 76.

Keith Reid, whose words were heard accompanying Procol Harum’s music, has died. He was 76.

In a Facebook statement Wednesday, the English rock band acknowledged the “unparalleled” lyricist’s death, honoring him as someone who “wrote the words to practically all Procol Harum songs” and whose “lyrics were one of a kind and helped to shape the music made by the band.”

“His inventive, strange, and multi-layered lyrics delighted Procol Harum fans and their complexity by design was a potent contribution to the Procol Harum library. We send our condolences to his family and friends,” the message said.