Jon Bunch, former frontman of ’90s emo band Sense Field and later singer of Further Seems Forever, has died, Substream Magazine reports. The news was confirmed in a post on his Facebook page, which reads, “With broken hearts and so much difficulty, we write these words to all of you who love Jon. He is no longer with us now. We think his life here ended early morning, Feb. 1, 2016, but it is uncertain at this time. Our love, his family.” He was 45 years old.
Bunch founded and fronted hardcore band Reason To Believe in 1986, when he was just 16 years old, and by 1991, the band had evolved into Sense Field. Signing to Revelation Records and later Warner Bros. Records, they released five albums and toured with bands like Jimmy Eat World, Texas Is The Reason, and Dashboard Confessional, attaining commercial success in 2001 with their single “Save Yourself.” In 2004, the group broke up, and Bunch became the third vocalist for Further Seems Forever, singing on their third album Hide Nothing and remaining with the band until it disbanded two years later.
More recently, Bunch fronted the band War Generation, who put out an album in 2013. Just this past December, he released a debut EP with his new project Lucky Scars.
Rest in peace, Jon Bunch. Your voice sang me to sleep many nights. Thx for your contribution to my fav Further Seems Forever album.
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) February 2, 2016
We are very sad to hear about the passing of Jon Bunch. He was such a talented and kind human being. He will be sorely missed!
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) February 2, 2016
— Tooth & Nail Records (@toothandnail) February 2, 2016
We're shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Sense Field's Jon Bunch(center). He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/x7WcCU4fHG
— Revelation Records (@RevelationRecs) February 2, 2016