The family of British guitar legend Alvin Lee finally revealed his cause of death. The 68 year old guitar superman had been undergoing a normally routine surgical procedure to correct a atrial arrhythmia(normally an abnormal heartbeat pattern) and died March 6, 2013 in a Spanish hospital after “unforeseen complications” developed. Normally atrial arrhythmias can develop with aging or other conditions such as lifestyle. Besides diet, one factor that can contribute to this heart condition is smoking and Alvin Lee was often known to relax with a cigarette, sometimes while playing guitar onstage during a performance because it relaxed him. Normally this heart condition causes an increased heartbeat and medications or surgery can often improve this condition and lower an increased heart beat rate. Normally, the surgical procedure that the musician underwent is very routine with a very high success rate. and it is very rare for some problem to develop that causes death as a result of the procedure.