Mikey Welsh Dead

October 10, 2011 by staff 

Mikey Welsh DeadMikey Welsh Dead, Weezer fans are in mourning today following the announcement that the band’s former bassist, Mikey Welsh, died at the weekend. He was 40 years.

CNN reports that Welsh died unexpectedly on Saturday. Police were called to investigate Chicago hotel room in Wales when he was unconscious and not breathing. A cause of death was not immediately known, but according to the Sun-Times a suspected drug overdose.

The band was also in Chicago, making an appearance in RIOTfest.

Welsh Weezer played bass in 1998 and 2001. He appeared on the band, “Green Album”, but left the group shortly thereafter, citing an attack of nerves. He had returned to his first art love.

Weezer has announced the death of Wales through its official Twitter account, saying: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible news, our friend and fellow rocker @ Weez mikeywelsh71 has died. We love u Mikey.” Scott Shriner, who became Weezer bassist after the departure of Wales, Twitter’s death in Wales as well, saying: “I really pissed off Mikey. My heart goes out to his family and friends. … A talent that made a mark especially in the world with his art. “The band also posted about the death of Wales in place.

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