Gared O’Donnell, the singer of post-hardcore band Planes Mistaken for Stars, has died. He was 44. The band shared the information in a social media publish.
In August 2020, O’Donnell revealed he had Stage 3 esophageal most cancers.
“It’s unattainable to specific the depth of sorrow wherein we should announce that Gared O’Donnell, our brother, our chief, our captain, who has accomplished extra to domesticate love and lightweight on this world than any of us can perceive, has moved on from his bodily type right here with us and crossed the rainbow bridge into the everlasting ether. In his ultimate days/hours, he was surrounded by the love of his household, his mates, his bandmates, and plenty of others from afar,” the assertion mentioned.
O’Donnell joined forces with guitarist Mat Bellinger, drummer Mike Ricketts, and bassist Aaron Clever to type the band in 1997. The Peoria, Illinois band launched their debut, Fuck With Hearth, in 2001 and Up in Them Guts in 2004. Planes Mistaken for Stars’ final album was launched in 2016. Nonetheless, of their assertion, the surviving members mentioned they had been engaged on new materials.
“Gared spent the final yr of his life doing precisely what he cherished, writing and recording music,” the band continued of their assertion. “We’re at the moment working laborious to convey these a number of ultimate tasks to completion. It’s heartbreaking to do that with out him, however we all know that he would need for us to finish what we had began collectively. We’ll do our best possible to honor his legacy and unfold phrase of the legend that he embodied.”