Dave Rosser, guitarist for the Afghan Whigs, has died, Vanyaland reports. Rosser joined the lineup of the Afghan Whigs when frontman Greg Dulli put together a new version of the band in 2011, and he played on their recent records Do To The Beast and In Spades. He also played with Dulli’s other projects the Twilight Singers and the Gutter Twins and with musicians like Ani DiFranco and Joseph Arthur. Last year, Rosser was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer, and Dulli organized a series of special benefit shows to raise money for him. A GoFundMe campaign also raised nearly $65,000 to cover his medical expenses.
The Afghan Whigs shared the following statement via Facebook:
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration.
Dave Rosser passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by love. Thank you to all who kept him in their hearts. He is forever in ours.