Ty Longley

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Ty Longley
Born September 4, 1971
Origin Sharon, Pennsylvania, US
Died February 20, 2003 (aged 31)
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Associated acts Great White, Samantha 7, Nick Menza Band

Ty Longley (September 4, 1971 – February 20, 2003) was an American guitarist and vocalist. He was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Brookfield High School in Brookfield, Ohio.

Longley joined the band Great White in 2000, played in Samantha 7, and played in Nick Menza's solo project which included guitarist Anthony Gallo and bassist Jason Levin. He died in The Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003, which claimed a total of 100 lives. It is believed that he had initially made it out of the building but then re-entered in an attempt to rescue his guitar.[1] Longley left behind his girlfriend, Heidi Peralta, who was 3 months pregnant with the couple's first child. Their son Aceyty Christopher Longley was born in August 2003.[2][3]