Tim Feerick, the bass player for the rock band Dance Gavin Dance, has died. Fans of the band have expressed their sadness over the loss of the musician.
First formed in California in 2005. They said they were ‘absolutely devastated’ to hear about Feerick’s ‘untimely death,’ and that they were heartbroken to learn about it in the statement.
We are very sad to tell you that Tim Feerick, our bass player, died last night, they said.
In this time of sorrow, we ask that you keep our private lives and those of Tim’s family private.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on Swanfest and our upcoming tour as soon as we know more about them!
According to the Sacramento Bee, Feerick was 34 years old when he died in the city.
In a tweet, Tilian Pearson, one of the band’s singers, thanked everyone who has reached out to share their support.
‘Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me.’ It really does help. The pain is unbearable, but it gets better when someone wants to share it with you, he told them.
There have been many tributes to Feerick. The band Sleeping With Sirens released a statement that said, “Sending our love and condolences to Tim’s family and the @DGDtheband camp.”
We send our deepest condolences to the family of Dance Gavin Dance, who lost a loved one in a very unique way.’
This is what musician Skyler Acord said about the loss of bassist Feerick. He said Feerick was “so nice” and “he was so good at the bass,” and that his death “stings.”
On Twitter, one fan said that they would like to put on a memorial in his honour. This was retweeted by Dance Gavin Dance on Twitter, too.
So, I’m going to do this now. Today, a fan said that anyone in the Sacramento area who wants to meet at the Afterburner mural tonight at 8 to light candles and celebrate Tim is welcome to do so.
‘Some of the most vivid and powerful shows and records I’ve ever seen and heard were thanks to this man,’ said another fan. ‘I will always be grateful for his role in inspiring me and so many others to make music.’
My heart hurts so bad today. It was a pleasure to watch Tim play music for years. To DGD, his family, and his friends, I send my love and thoughts. This is how it works: RIP.’