Grandaddy bassist Kevin Garcia dies, aged 41

Grandaddy bassist and founding member Kevin Garcia has died at the age of 41, from what the band claim to be a "massive stroke".

Kevin joined the band at 15-years-old and remained part of the outfit throughout their entire career.

In a post on the band's Facebook page, his bandmates said, "There are no accurate words to express what we need to. We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our friend and band mate Kevin Garcia early this afternoon. He succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke. We were all able to say goodbye to him and he was surrounded by his closest friends and family here in Modesto."

"Kevin started playing with Grandaddy when he was fifteen. He was an actual angel. He navigated life with a grace, a generosity and a kindness that was utterly unique. And contagious. He is loved so deeply by so many."

"Kevin was a proud father of two children, Jayden and Gavin. He is survived by his grandmother Joan, his parents Randy and Barbara (who let us practice at their house until 2001… and who are the best), his brothers Craig and Jeff and his wife Sondra. We’ll have more to say in the days ahead. Right now the four of us are grieving together. With great sadness and love, Grandaddy."

The band and his family have set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the incurring expenses, which you can donate to here. Grandaddy's last studio album 'Last Place' was released in March this year.

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