Multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Curtis has died at 35 after battling cancer. Curtis was a member of School of Seven Bells and previously played guitar the band Secret Machines, in addition to being the drummer for Tripping Daisy and UFOFU. The Oklahoma native had ties throughout the U.S. and his departure will be felt widely. From the Dallas Observer‘s DC9 at Night blog:
After he announced his Lymphoblastic Lymphoma diagnosis in February, musicians from Texas, Oklahoma and New York alike rallied around Curtis. Last night in New York, Curtis lost a year-long battle with cancer at the age of 35.
Read more at the Dallas Observer.