Drummer Dies After Collapsing Onstage


VANCOUVER, Canada (VIP NEWS) — You Say Party! We Say Die! drummer Devon Clifford has died after collapsing onstage during a show in Vancouver.

The Abbotsford, B.C., band had been playing a show on Friday night at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre when Clifford suddenly collapsed.


He was taken to hospital but died Sunday morning, according to the band’s publicist.


“It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford passed away just hours ago in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends,” Paper Bag Records spokesman Darryl Weeks announced in an email Sunday morning.

“He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. I request that we respect the family’s privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”


The cause of death has not been announced.

The dance-punk band released their third full-length album, “XXXX,” in September and was due to embark on a European tour later this month.


The band commented on Clifford’s situation Saturday night on their Twitter account, prior to his death.

“There aren’t a lot of words right now,” the band wrote. “Let the doctors do their job.”

Soon after, they posted: “We are devastated and trying to keep hope. He needs (a) miracle. Thank you.”


The band posted a final message this morning: ““DEVON CLIFFORD 1979-2010 R.I.P.“