Ray Thomas, the 76 year old flute player an founding member of the Moody Blues has died. The announcement of his passing comes three days after Thomas died at his home. While a cause of death was not provided, he had been diagnosed with an inoperable prostate cancer that forced him to retire from the seminal Prog Rock band three years ago. John Lodge took to his Twitter account to write, "Ray and I have been on a magical journey through life together since we were 14... two young kids from Birmingham whe reached for the stars... and we made it together. El Riot (the band he and Thomas were first in together was El Riot and the Rebels) you will always be by my side."