He had also lost his home due to a fire in 2003; later in 2004 he was diagnosed with cancer. " - Grace Slick (January 13 2005)". Spencer fondly recalled playing at his famous uncle's Hollywood studio as a child.
Spencer Dryden (7 April 1938 – 11 January 2005) was an American musician best known as the longest-serving drummer for Jefferson Airplane. ).