Musician Benjamin Curtis Dead at 35
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 08:15:55
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School of Seven Bells and Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis has died. He was just 35. The musician passed away on Sunday, December 29. He was battling lymphatic cancer. The Oklahoma native made his name in Dallas, starting Secret Machines there, as well as UFOFU and was drummer for Tripping Daisy in the late 90's.
School of Seven Bells, who posted the news of his passing on their Facebook page this week.
Their post is as follows, unedited.
"Last night, Dec. 29th 2013, we lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer. While we had hoped to delay this announcement until a more suitable time when his friends and family could feel better prepared and settled to greet any correspondences from folks attempting to reach out, unfortunately the news has prematurely leaked. We can't thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough. All of you who attended or participated in the various benefits in and around New York City over the past year since his diagnosis, and of course those who contributed and gave generously to help support him throughout that journey. You made it possible for all of us, and for him, to see how truly loved he was and how many lives he had touched through his music by your gestures."
"We will all miss this incredibly talented and rare person every day, but we are fortunate enough that he shared with us his music, and that is something that we can keep forever."
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