How did Jason Weaver die? 'Big Daddy Weave' bass player dead at 42

A Christian band that was formed in 1998, Big Daddy Weave was composed of brothers Mike and Jay Weaver, Joe Shirk, Jeremy Redmon, and Brian Beihl


                            How did Jason Weaver die? 'Big Daddy Weave' bass player dead at 42
Jason Weaver is survived by his wife, Emily, and their three children -- Makenzie, Madison and Nathan Weaver (Big Daddy Weave/YouTube)
ADVERTISEMENT

'Big Daddy Weave' bass player Jason Weaver has died from complications of Covid-19 at 42. A Christian band that was formed in 1998, Big Daddy Weave was composed of brothers Mike and Jay Weaver, Joe Shirk, Jeremy Redmon, and Brian Beihl. In late December last year, Jay was hospitalized due to complications of Covid-19. He is survived by his wife, Emily, and their three children -- Makenzie, Madison and Nathan Weaver. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Weaver's brother Mike announced the news of his death on social media. "Jay went to be with Jesus just a couple hours ago,” Mike said. “I’m sorry to bring this news, but I am excited to celebrate where he is right now. My brother Jay went to be with Jesus just a couple hours ago."

ADVERTISEMENT

“You’ve seen him walk the uphill battle and you guys helped carry him through so much,” he continued. “Even though Covid took his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him.”

READ MORE

How did Robert Bruce die? 'Comic Book Men' star, 62, found dead in storage facility

ADVERTISEMENT

How did Jeff Dickerson die? ESPN NFL reporter who covered Chicago Bears dead at 44


ADVERTISEMENT


 

“My heart’s broke[n] for my family here but also for Jay’s family in Florida. But we all just really wanted to thank you for walking with us through so much, you know, for so long,” Mike added in his video. “The Lord used him in such a mighty way out on the road for many years. And anybody who has come into contact with him knows just how real his faith in Jesus was. The prayers of healing can now turn into prayers of thanksgiving now that Jay is in God’s presence.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The Christian radio station K-Love expressed their sadness on social media, writing, "Our hearts are saddened to hear that Jay Weaver, former bass player in Big Daddy Weave, has passed away. Please join us as we pray for Jay’s wife, three children, and the Weaver family." 


ADVERTISEMENT


 

Tributes and condolences poured in on social media. "Very Saddened to hear this. Praying for all his family and Friends especially his wife and children. We thank God for the beautiful music he shared with us which blessed us so much," one user wrote. "My heart breaks for Jay's family and friends. It's so hard when we lose someone we love, and he is loved by so many! But there's a reunion coming soon!" another user commented.

ADVERTISEMENT



 


ADVERTISEMENT


 

"Prayers for his family, friends, and band members," one user commented. "Heartbreaking Prayers for his family and loved ones," another user wrote. One user commented, "Thoughts and prayers for Jay and his loved ones our hearts go out".


ADVERTISEMENT


 



 


ADVERTISEMENT