Erik Petersen, 38, has passed away, as reported by PunkNews.org on Friday, July 15. It’s unclear how the lead singer of Mischief Brew died, though a concerning tweet from the Upper Darby Police Department on July 12 reveals that he was having “emotional issues.”
Mischief Brew has not released a statement regarding Erik’s death, and none of their social media pages have been updated recently. However, the original report reveals that the band just played a show together on July 8 at The Trocadero in Philadelphia. The band’s next concert is scheduled for July 16 in Allentown, though it has not been revealed if the band will cancel the show or not due to Erik’s untimely passing.
Erik can be seen in a photo dated July 5 on the Mischief Brew band’s official Instagram, looking happy during his time off from performing. The photo shows no signs of trouble as Erik makes a silly face while a sipping a drink at the Phillies game alongside one of his bandmates.
Below is a touching video of Erik performing a song at his friend Megan’s wake. Sadly, the date of this performance is unknown:
Our thoughts remain with Erik’s friends and family during this difficult time.