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Veronica Falls drummer Patrick Doyle dies

By | Published on Monday 5 March 2018

Patrick Doyle

Veronica Falls drummer Patrick Doyle has died, it was confirmed yesterday. He was 32.

In a statement, the band said: “Patrick was Veronica Falls’ drummer, and made solo music as Boys Forever/Basic Plumbing. He was a dear son, brother, uncle and friend, and we loved him dearly. His family are immensely proud of all he achieved. We’re asking for any donations to be given to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, who were an invaluable support for Patrick”.

Marion Herbain, bassist in Veronica Falls, posted on Instagram: “Everything hurts and it’s been hard finding the right words while dealing with feelings ranging from complete heartbreak to remorse. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet, but I’m glad I got to spend some of the best years of my life by your side, as a bandmate and a friend”.

Veronica Falls have been on hiatus since 2014, while the band’s members work on other projects. Doyle released his debut album as Boys Forever in 2016. More recently he worked under the name Basic Plumbing, releasing a single, ‘As You Disappear’, in December. The video for the song came out last month: