Veronica Falls drummer, Patrick Doyle dies aged 32
Although the cause of death is not yet determined, it was confirmed by the Facebook page of Boys Forever, which is a moniker under which Doyle performs.
Patrick Doyle, the Veronica Falls drummer and singer-songwriter behind Boys Forever, has died at the age of 32.
Following early reports of the artist’s death, the news broke on social media with the Boys Forever Facebook account confirmed the news, posting a statement which said “he was a dear son, brother, uncle and friend, and we loved him dearly”, reports The Independent.
Doyle was a founding member of the London band Veronica Falls, who released their self-titled debut album back in 2011. That record was followed in 2013 by ‘Waiting For Something to Happen’, the band’s last studio LP to date. Along with Veronica Falls, Doyle also made solo music under the monikers Boys Forever and Basic Plumbing. He also played with the likes of Sexy Kids and The Royal We.
The above mentioned Facebook post requested that fans who wish to pay tribute to Doyle could do so by donating to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, “who were an invaluable support for Patrick”.
While the cause of his death has not yet been revealed, tributes for the deceased musician were quick to pour in on social media. Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos was among those to pay tribute, tweeting:
I am heartbroken by the news of the death of my friend, Patrick Doyle.— alex kapranos (@alkapranos) March 4, 2018
Smart, funny, a great musician.... I can't sum up his life on here.
I will miss him.
Doyle’s Veronica Falls bandmate Marion Herbain wrote on Instagram, “Everything hurts and it’s been hard finding the right words while dealing with feelings ranging from complete heartbreak to remorse. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet, but I’m glad I got to spend some of the best years of my life by your side, as a bandmate and a friend.”
See more tributes to Doyle below:
Really sad to hear of the passing of Patrick Doyle this evening. We both love Veronica Falls but I took inspiration from him while starting to play drums for this band a few years ago, and he will remain one of my favourite drummers of the last few years. My condolences go out to all who knew him, the songs will live on🌟 . . . . . #veronicafalls #indiepop #patrickdoyle #youngromance #tour #studiolife #studiolights #music #london #pizza #indie #indiepop #gigs #egg #freemusic #musician #guitarist #drums #guitar #shoegaze #noise #studio #photography #picoftheday #photooftheday #gretsch #epiphone #bands #musicislife #producer
Devastating loss of the beautiful Patrick Doyle. Funny, crazy, talented, crazily creative and completely unique. Won’t ever forget you, Patrick or the most bonkers New Years Eve ever ❤️ RIP— Matthew Todd (@MrMatthewTodd) March 4, 2018
RIP Patrick Doyle. Here’s a pic of a wonderful day we had in LA this past Sept. I’m just really sorry. I’ve known him for many years but only started to get to know him as a good friend. I hope I see him in the next dimension when it’s my time. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/itV3XpK6BC— KEVIN/HAIRS (@IAmKevinHairs) March 4, 2018
Absolutely horrified to hear that my friend Patrick Doyle has died. So young. He will be missed by many, many people and all the fans of his music. RIP love <3— Bright Light x2 (@brightlightx2) March 4, 2018
The worst news. Royal We, Boys Forever and one of my absolute faves, Veronica Falls. RIP Patrick Doyle. https://t.co/IdbIekRMjs— Martin Wilson (@oldmanW) March 4, 2018
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