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Jason McCash, Former Bassist for The Gates of Slumber, Has Passed Away

Photo by Mary Spiro
Photo by Mary Spiro

The news broke yesterday via the band’s Facebook page, after someone posted the following message:

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Despite any explicit lack of identification within the post, other media outlets have since confirmed that the message was left by guitarist/vocalist Karl Simon, and that he is, indeed, referring to McCash, who passed away on Saturday, April 5 at the age of thirty-seven. We do not currently know the cause of death. McCash is survived by his wife, Bridget, and their three children; you can make donations to the family here.

Words are a small comfort when a loved one dies — let alone when a loved one dies so young — but our thoughts are with McCash’s family and friends. Make sure you crank some TGoS today in his honor.

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