David Coverdale, the founder of the popular English band Whitesnake, recently posted a photo on his band’s official Instagram account and paid tribute to Whitesnake’s successful and beloved late drummer Cozy Powell.

Whitesnake is an English hard rock band formed in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from Deep Purple. Coverdale often uses Whitesnake’s Instagram account as his personal account and the name of the account is actually David Coverdale and Whitesnake.

Whitesnake recently posted a photo on their official Instagram account and paid tribute to their band’s successful drummer who passed away in 1998 after an unfortunate car crash. Cozy Powell started performing with David Coverdale in Whitesnake in 1982 and became a precious member of the band.

Cozy Powell was known for his successful career as a drummer and he had collaborated with famous rockstars and bands such as Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and many more. His passing was mourned in the rock world and his birthday is still celebrated by famous bands, such as Whitesnake.

Here’s what Whitesnake said in the caption of their latest Instagram post:

“Cozy… 29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998 🙏💔”

You can check out Whitesnake’s Instagram post below.