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Husker Du’s Grant Hart dies

By | Published on Friday 15 September 2017

Husker Du

Lead singer and drummer of Husker Du, Grant Hart, has died after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 56.

In a statement, Hart’s former bandmate Bob Mould said: “We stopped working together in January 1988. We went on to solo careers, fronting our own bands, finding different ways to tell our individual stories. We stayed in contact over the next 29 years – sometimes peaceful, sometimes difficult, sometimes through go-betweens. For better or worse, that’s how it was, and occasionally that’s what it is when two people care deeply about everything they built together”.

He continued: “The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to me. My deepest condolences and thoughts to Grant’s family, friends, and fans around the world. Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember. Godspeed, Grant. I miss you. Be with the angels”.