I Killed The Prom Queen ex-bassist Sean Kennedy dies at 35, bandmate gets initials tattooed to honor 'legend'

I Killed The Prom Queen ex-bassist Sean Kennedy dies at 35, bandmate gets initials tattooed to honor 'legend'
Sean Kennedy joined the Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen as bassist in 2003 (Instagram)

Sean Kennedy, former bassist of I Killed The Prom Queen and Deez Nuts, has died at the age of 35. Members of the Australian metalcore scene paid their respects to the late musician after he passed away on February 23, according to a report by The Sun.

Michael Crafter, Kennedy's bandmate and former vocalist for I Killed The Prom Queen, shared a tribute on Instagram. “For years we stood side-by-side on stage or in band photos,” Crafter wrote. “We slept on floors, in vans, planes and somehow managed to tour the world. Time went way to [sic] fast. We experienced highs and lows on the road and after all we went through, you will always be my friend. As the years passed us by I’m glad we’ve always been there for each other."

"When I called you last week I didn’t think it would be the last," Crafter added. "I wish I could say goodbye. Love and will always miss you mate. Rest In Peace Sean Kennedy 24/6/1985 – 23/2/2021.”


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In another touching tribute to his pal, Crafter had Steve Kennedy's initials SK tattooed on his lower shoulder to immortalize their friendship and shared a photo on social media. Meanwhile, authorities are yet to reveal the cause of death.


Kennedy also received a tribute from Queensland band The Amity Affliction on Instagram. "Rest easy dear friend. We send all our love and thoughts to SK's friends and family," they wrote in a post.


“You were one of a kind. My brother my friend my confidant," Amity’s Ahren Stringer wrote in a tribute of his own. "My heart is broken you were so loved so real and just a true f***ing legend. I’ll never forget you.”


Kennedy joined Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen as bassist in 2003 and featured in the band's first two records — 'When Goodbye Means Forever…' (2003) and 'Music For The Recently Deceased' (2006). In 2013, Kennedy exited the band and was replaced by Benjamin Coyte, who featured in I Killed The Prom Queen's final album, 'Beloved'.

Kennedy joined Deez Nuts in 2014 and played bass on their albums 'Word Is Bond' (2015), 'Binge and Purgatory' (2017) and 'You Got Me F****d Up' (2019).

Last month, we had reported how Scottish DJ and producer Sophie had died at just age 34 following a sudden accident on January 30. Her fans were sent into a frenzy on Twitter after an announcement about her demise was made by her recording label PAN. "Rest in Power you incredible human," the label wrote.

Sophie Xeon aka Sophie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 17, 1986, according to Popular Bio. She was a singer, songwriter, record producer, and DJ whose claim to fame was her singles 'Bipp' and 'Lemonade', which was used by McDonald’s for a 2015 commercial.

The talented artiste had worked with Madonna, Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Namie Amuro, Cashmere Cat, and many more musicians in the past. Her career kicked off when she joined a band named Motherland. She released her debut single 'Nothing More to Say' in February 2013.

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