SEATTLE (CelebrityAccess) — Aaron Huffman, the bassist and co-songwriter for the Seattle-based band Harvey Danger, died on Sunday of respiratory failure. He was 43.
According to the Seattle Times, Huffman had been suffering from cystic fibrosis and was under treatment at the Highline Medical Center when he passed.
Harvey had most recently been Art Director at the Seattle arts & culture newspaper The Stranger and after his death, bandmate Sean Nelson, also on the staff at the newspaper, wrote a blog post in tribute to Huffman.
“He drew essential life force from the rhythms and pleasures of Seattle, from the friendships he made while walking its sidewalks, drinking its drinks, seeing its art, reading its comics, hearing its music. The homemade subcultural life here in the early ’90s drew Aaron out of his intense shyness, and gave him a model for emerging as the smart, funny, gentle, discerning artist, husband, and father he became,” Nelson wrote.
Huffman, along with Sean Nelson and Jeff Lin formed Harvey Danger in 1993. The band had their first major hit in 1998 with the single "Flagpole Sitta", which is also used as the theme tune to the British sitcom Peep Show.
The band went on hiatus in 2001 after releasing their second album and after reforming in 2005 to release their third album "Little by Little" they parted ways for good in 2009.
According to The Stranger, Aaron is survived by his wife, son, and mother, who request privacy in their bereavement. – Staff Writers