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Musician Ben Kweller's Son Dorian, 16, Was Killed Last Night, Fans Mourn His Loss

Musician Ben Kweller's Son Dorian, 16, Was Killed Last Night, Fans Mourn His Loss

Musician Ben Kweller has announced that his 16-year-old son, Dorian Zev Kweller, was tragically killed at the young age of 16.

If you don’t know, Ben is a musician who has released six solo albums and was a former member of Radish. Ben has also toured as Ed Sheeran‘s opener in recent years.

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Ben announced the tragedy on his Instagram page.

“There’s no way that I can be typing this but I am…. Our son, Dorian Zev Kweller, was killed last night. He was only 16 and he was a true legend. Kindest, gentle soul, a friend to all. If you knew him, you know. We’ll never get over him as long as we’re here on earth,” Ben began his message on Instagram.

He continued, “Please keep his spirit alive with your memories and the music he made: @reallyzev. Dorian Zev wrote and recorded songs every day. A true poet from the day he started speaking. Only a few of his recordings were released but he was on a path and excited about his journey. He had so many plans!!! His first gig was in two weeks, at SXSW.”

Ben added, “My last text with him was about the merch he wanted to make. My baby boy was at the starting line with so much life ahead of him… I have no idea why things like this happen. We’re in complete shock and don’t know what the future holds. Lizzy, Judah, and I have no idea how to deal with this disaster. Thank you for your prayers and support and we apologize if we are slow to respond to messages.” Fans quickly flooded the comments with messages of shock and support for the family and for Dorian.

Dorian is survived by his parents, Ben and Liz, and by his younger brother Judah. Our thoughts are with the Kweller family and all of Dorian’s loved ones during this time. RIP.

We’ve embedded one of Dorian‘s songs below.

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