Nazareth Drummer Dead At 51

Darrell Sweet, whose drumming for the Scottish group Nazareth propelled rock classics like "Love Hurts" and "Hair of the Dog," died of a heart attack late last week. Sweet was 51.

The drummer's death came shortly after the band arrived in New Albany, Indiana in preparation for the second leg of a U.S. tour. After falling ill at the venue, Sweet was rushed to New Albany Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Friday.

Sweet helped found the group in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1968. Nazareth was born when Sweet, singer Dan McCafferty, and bassist Pete Agnew (who were in a group called the Shadettes) teamed up with guitarist Manny Charlton. The band's self-titled debut album arrived in 1971, and the group has gone on to release some 20 albums in the years that have followed. The band's biggest U.S. hit came in 1976 with "Love Hurts," which peaked at number 8 on the singles chart. Nazareth's most recent album, "Boogaloo," was released in January.

Sweet is survived by his wife,

Marion, and two children: a son, Michael, and a daughter, Maxine.