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Who is Alan White’s wife? Gigi was married to Yes drummer for 40 years

Darcy Rafter May 27, 2022
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Yes drummer Alan White has sadly passed away at 72 years old after suffering a short illness and is survived by his wife, Gigi, children and grandchildren.

Following the death of beloved bassist Chris Squire in 2015, White became the longest-remaining member of the British prog rock band. Yes were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.

In a social media post, the band stated: “Alan White, our beloved husband, dad and grandpa, passed away at the age of 72 at his Seattle-area home on 26 May 2022 after a brief illness.”

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Who is Alan White’s wife?

Alan was born in Pelton, County Durham, England, on 14 June 1949. Alan White’s wife is Rogena “Gigi” Walberg, also known as Gigi White.

The couple have been married since 1981 and, during their 41-year marriage, they were blessed with two children, Cassi and Jesse and grandchildren. The children were raised in a musical family and Jesse followed in his father’s footsteps and became a musician.

Gigi White was also an actor, best known for her role in Fox After Breakfast in 1996.

Gigi and Alan lived together in Newcastle, Washington, at the home where White passed away, as confirmed by Gigi on his Facebook page. Just three days earlier it had been announced he would be absent from Yes’ Close To The Edge 50th Anniversary Tour due to health issues.

Yes drummer Alan White had been performing live since age 13

Alan White worked with many of the top stars including John Lennon, George Harrison, and Joe Cocker during his long music career.

Gigi shared an insight into Alan’s early career by stating: “He began piano lessons at the age of six, began playing the drums at age 12, and has been performing publicly since the age of 13.”

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.