Late Of The Pier's Ross Dawson dies

The drummer of defunct indie outfit Late Of The Pier, Ross Dawson, has died.

The announcement was made on behalf of his family who say he was involved in an accident on Friday 14th May. See the full statement below.

“Our beloved Ross was involved in a very sudden and tragic accident on Friday night. Ross was the drummer in Late of the Pier who formed in 2005. As well as writing and playing his own material Ross was a drummer with many other successful artists including Misty Miller, Kai Fish and most recently Zibra. Ross was a monumental force in the lives of everybody who knew him, multi-talented, modest, kind and generous; he loved and was loved by his family. The world has become a sadder place without him. He will be eternally missed by all who knew and loved him.”

Miles Leonard, the chairman of Warner Bros Records and Parlophone, also provided a statement.

“Late of the Pier were one of the most original, innovative and exciting artists I’ve ever worked with. Ahead of their time but with such a youthful outlook in both music and life. Although our time working together was relatively short, I shall remember Ross with great fondness and as a bright, personable and warm character. Sadly we have all lost a talented musician but his music will be with us forever. Our sincere condolences go to his friends and family.”

Late Of The Pier's only album 'Fantasy Black Channel' was released in 2008.

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