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Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies At 34

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Jeremy Brown, the guitarist for Scott Weiland's new band The Wildabouts, died on Monday at the age of 34 of undisclosed causes, just a day before the release of the group's first album, "Blaster."

The news was announced by Weiland in a post on his Facebook page:

"We received a call today about my friend Jeremy Brown that has shaken me to the core. We were all concerned this afternoon when Jeremy didn’t show up for a long-scheduled rehearsal for tonight’s album release show at School Night. An hour later, Jeremy’s family called us to say that he had passed away. I am in shock right now, everyone that knows him is devastated. It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words. He is one of my best friends, a truest friend and one of the most gifted guitar players that I’ve ever known. A true genius. It’s impossible to explain how much he will be missed and what a hole this will leave in our hearts. A post on Facebook feels so trite and small compared to the love that I have for him and for the talent that has passed on but I felt it was necessary to at least start here. Please keep his family in your thoughts," Weiland wrote.

The group canceled their planned Monday show at Los Angeles' School Night following the news of the death.

According to Billboard, Weiland met Brown in 2008 while recording Happy in Galoshes and they have worked together since, with Brown being a key contributor on many of the songs written for the Wildabouts. – Staff Writers

Weiland met Brown in 2008 during the recording of Happy in Galoshes and they have worked together ever since. Brown was key in writing riffs for many of the Wildabouts songs and his guitar playing was a powerful voice in the band's sound. – Staff Writers