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Richard Swift Dead - The Black Keys Musician Dies at 41

Richard Swift Dead - The Black Keys Musician Dies at 41

The Black Keys band member Richard Swift has sadly passed away. He was 41.

Richard‘s bandmate Dan Auerbach confirmed the news shortly after his passing on Tuesday (July 3) on social media.

“Today the world lost one of the most talented musicians I know,” Dan wrote in a post on Instagram. “He’s now with his Mom and Sister. I will miss you my friend.”

Richard toured as the bassist for The Black Keys back in 2014. While also performing in other indie bands including the Arcs and The Shins.

As of now details on Richard‘s passing have not been released.

According to a GoFundMe page set up last year, it was revealed Richard was “hospitalized due to a serious medical condition,” but a few days ago an update was released stating, ““He has been making some progress the last two days and Drs are impressed with the way be has been responding to the care he’s been getting.”

Our thoughts are with Richard’s loved ones at this time.

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  • Lewisbieber

    very sad. a great talent