Such tragic news! Legendary rocker Paul Kantner passed away on Jan. 28, according to reports. The 74-year-old was the co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, and sadly succumbed to organ failure. Here’s what we know.
Another great rock legend was lost on Jan. 28. Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner tragically passed away when his organs failed. The brilliant musician was 74 years old. We have the details on the devastating loss.
This is just so, so sad. After several musicians were lost to cancer in the first weeks of 2016, another has succumbed to organ failure. Paul’s publicist confirmed to San Francisco Chronicle that he passed away on Jan. 28 after several important organs shut down. The musician was 74 years old. He was the legendary co-founder of psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane that made songs like “Somebody to Love” famous, and spin off band Jefferson Starship.
This year may only be one month old, but we have already lost several music legends. Most notably, the great David Bowie passed away after a battle with cancer, as did legendary Eagles founder Glenn Frey and Celine Dion’s husband and musician Rene Angelil. Fans have been aching because one loss after another has hit them hard, and this is yet another really devastating loss in the world of rock n’ roll.
Luckily there are still several legends alive, and they will surely continue the tradition of making amazing music. The remaining founding members of Jefferson Airplane will keep Paul’s memory and legacy alive. Jack Casady, Grace Slick, Marty Balin and Jorma Kaukonen will surely miss their former bandmate. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
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