R.I.P. Mikey Welsh

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passed away in a Chicago hotel room over the weekend. Welsh was with the band during the period after original bassist Matt Sharp had left the band, appearing on The Green Album and playing on Weezer’s subsequent tour. He left the group in 2001, citing a mental and physical breakdown, and began to pursue painting. Strangely, according to NME, he had posted a (now-removed) tweet that read “dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today” on September 26, weeks before his death. He was 40 years old.