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Kittie’s Morgan Lander and Ivy Vujic Jenkins Remember Late Bassist Trish Doan

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Kittie guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander has released the following statement regarding bassist Trish Doan, who passed away this weekend at age thirty-one:

“Forgive my absence, I have been struggling with the right words and having trouble processing the loss of someone who I counted among my best friends. Thank you to everyone for reaching out, your kind words, stories and photos. She was truly loved by more people than she could ever know. From the moment I met Trish there was an instant bond between us that I could never really explain.

“Perhaps we saw within each other many of the things that were reflected within ourselves; qualities that made us intrinsically who we are, and we clung to that dearly. I think she also looked up to me a great deal, and I appreciated the responsibility of what that meant as a friend. We grew up together to become better people than who we once were and through everything she and I always remained very close, part of the support system we both needed.

“I loved her like a sister and she was a part of my family, now forever changed. She with her boundless energy, 10,000 ideas and a fiery, vibrant light that could never be extinguished, even now. I love you Trish and I miss you.”

Bassist Ivy Vujic Jenkins, who replaced Doan in Kittie in 2007 and was replaced by Doan in 2012, added:

“Anyone who has ever met Trish Doan knows that she was one of the sweetest, kindest, most down to earth people on this planet. I loved seeing her beautiful photos of Australian sunsets and city skylines, and nerding out about bass gear and geeky tech stuff. Everyone loved Trish more than she ever realized.

“She has left an imprint on so many lives. Her memory and legacy will outlive her physical form for many years to come. Much love to Trish‘s family, friends and all of the world that was touched by her presence. Trish, you are loved and greatly missed.”

The cause of Doan’s death has still not been reported, but Rock Feed notes that her final post on Facebook, written on January 8 of this year, reveals that she was battling severe depression:

Regardless of the cause of death, Doan was obviously far too young to go. MetalSucks’ thoughts continue to go out to her loved ones during this time of mourning.

[via Brave Words]

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