Lauren Pyrah of the UK's The Northern Echo reports: A rock legend was in the North-East yesterday to say farewell to one of the most talented drummers of his generation.
More than 150 mourners, including Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, braved the arctic conditions to pay their respects to drummer Michael Lee, who played with bands including the revived Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses.
Darlington-born Lee, 39, who was born Michael Gary Pearson, played with Page when he reunited with Led Zeppelin's front man Robert Plant.
The funeral was held at Darlington Crematorium.
Lee, who was epileptic, was found dead at his flat on Tuesday last week. A postmortem examination revealed he died of a seizure.
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