The founder of The Walker Brothers, John Walker died on Saturday.,

The Make it Easy on Yourself singer, songwriter and guitarist passed away in his Los Angeles home after a battle with lung cancer.

It is with our deepest sadness to report that Mr. John Walker passed away in his Los Angeles area home on May, read a statement on his official website. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend and artiste.

He started The Walker Brothers in 1964 with Scott Engel and Gary Leeds, who also used the surname Walker for the group.

It's a very sad day for John's family, myself and all of our many fans. John was the founder member of the group and lead singer in the early days. He was also a fantastic guitarist which a lot of people didn't realize. He was a compassionate song writer and a gentleman with lots of style. The three of us had the most incredible adventure together, all the time not realizing that we were part of pop history in the making. His music will live on, and therefore so will John, write Leeds on his website.

The group initially found major success in the United Kingdom with their hits The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) and MY Ship Is Coming In. Their biggest single was Make it Easy on Yourself.