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Natrlhi 09-10-2013 10:02 PM

Caspian Bassist Chris Friedrich Passes Away
 
From Caspian's official web site:

[QUOTE][CENTER][I]28 Aug 2013
Chris


Dear Friends,

We write to you today with heavy hearts and indescribable sadness to tell you that our bass player, Chris Friedrich, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon. We have lost a close friend, a true brother, and a presence that can never be replaced in any of our lives. Chris epitomized the heart and soul of Caspian, and in our own ways — both individually and collectively — dedicate ourselves to honoring his memory. We ask for privacy. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

We will be paying tribute this Saturday (8/31) to Chris by performing at The Engine Room in Manchester, NH. This is a benefit show for a friend of Chris’s who is seeking funding for a lung transplant. Chris was instrumental in putting this show together, and is the only way we know how to honor his memory at this time. You can find more information by clicking here.

Caspian[/I][/CENTER][/QUOTE]

A real shame. Dude was only 32. I met him at one of Caspian's shows once, and he seemed to be one of the kindest dudes you'd ever want to meet. Here's a link to [URL="http://chrisfriedrich.org/"]a really cool tribute page[/URL].

Coma323 09-11-2013 03:12 PM

Yeah that's way too young. I've only seen them once dispute them playing New England shows all the time.

illuminatus917 10-14-2013 02:01 PM

This Will Destroy You released a track in honor of him via Magic Bullet Records.

All proceeds from the purchase of the song go directly to Chris's wife, Nadia, to support the memorial fund that has been set up for her.

[url]http://magicbulletrecords.bandcamp.com/album/this-will-destroy-you-their-celebrations[/url]


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