Ty Longley

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Ty Longley
Birth nameTyrone Pierre Longley
BornSeptember 4, 1971
Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedFebruary 20, 2003 (aged 31)
West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s)Musician, singer
Instrumentsguitar, keyboards, piano, vocals
Associated actsGreat White, Samantha 7, Nick Menza Band, Bullet Boys, Nancy Sinatra

Tyrone Pierre 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, The Bullet Boys, and played in Nick Menza's solo project. Longley also did session work for many artists including Nancy Sinatra and appears unnamed on many works of music. He died in The Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003, which claimed a total of 100 lives. He was the only band member to die in the fire. Longley left behind Heidi (Peralta) Longley, who was 3 months pregnant with the couple's first child.[1] Their son Acey Ty Christopher Longley was born on August 12, 2003.[2][3] His son Acey is also a musician and runs a charity for hospitalized children in his father's memory. In 2013 the American Red Cross Chicago named Ty Longley's only child Acey their Youth Good Samaritan Hero and the Chicago Tribune named Acey one of their most inspiring stories of the year 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Great White Nightclub Fire: Ten Years Later". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Grossberg, Josh (February 24, 2003). "Great White Guitarist Declared Dead". E! Online.
  3. ^ Mervis, Scott (March 25, 2005). "After the fire: Great White, survivors live with the horror of Rhode Island tragedy". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.