Smokie Bassist Terry Uttley’s Sudden Death at 70 Confirmed: With heavy hearts, we want to announce the sudden passing of legendary guitarist Terry Uttley. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. Terry lost his loving wife a month before in November. And now he himself left his family and his fan community. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook are replete with mourning and RIP messages. Terry’s name was well associated with the Smokie band which rock the world in the 1970s. keep reading the article to learn more about his personal life and professional career. 

Who is Terry Uttley?

He was a member of an English rock band popularly known as Smokie. The band was at its peak in the 1970s and achieved much popularity and public support. The band was based in Bradford, Yorkshire but later expanded in different countries in view of increasing demand.

Terry Utley became an active member of the group in 1968.  He entered into the group in place of Arthur Higgins. The later group sang together many songs. If you ask about some hit songs by the Smokie then Living Next Door to Alice, If You Think You Know How to Love Me, and Oh Carol. 

Talking about Terry’s marital status, his wife’s name is Shirley Uttley who sadly passed away on November 17, 2021.  Some reports claim that he died of illness. 

Terry Uttley death

The devastating news of Terry Uttley Smokie was confirmed by multiple sources on December 16, 2021. After losing his loving wife, Terry went through a lot. The deep emotional bond between the couple can be estimated from this.


The reason behind Uttley’s passing is yet to revealed. so far there is no official information uncovering the circumstances surrounding his unfortunate departure. we will keep you updated with all the latest happenings on the subject. 

“Everyone at Peking House is saddened to hear of Terry Uttley and his lovely wife Shirley’s passing. We always looked forward to seeing them both at the restaurant. Holly Faye Longbottom thinking of you and your family”

Fans Mourns

As mentioned he was a very popular bass/vocals member of the band. His passion and dedication for his work is the major factor of immense success. Our team shared deepest condolences with the family and relatives. Rest In Peace Legend!

One wrote “So sad to hear that Terry Uttley, Bass Player from Smokie is no longer with us. Don sends his sincere condolences to the family, bandmates, and friends of Terry. Craig also remembers him with great affection as a consummate bass player and a great joy to meet up with on shows in the ’90s. A true Gentleman who will be greatly missed”

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