Black Keys Musician Richard Swift Dead at 41
Richard Swift, a former member of the Shins and touring bassist with The Black Keys, has died, aged 41. A Facebook post confirmed his death saying: “And all the angels sing ‘Que Sera Sera’ Richard Ochoa Swift March 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018.”
The musician and singer-songwriter was last month admitted to hospital with an undisclosed life-threatening condition. The Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach posted a tribute for his late bandmate on Instagram:
Many other musicians paid their condolences on social media such as:
Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon
Richard Swift was @JessieBaylin musical soul mate and could not have been a kinder soul. There will always be a special place in our hearts and memories for the one and only Walt Wolfman. RIP Swifty
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) July 3, 2018
Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie
Richard Swift was the most talented person I’ve ever met, some impossible amalgamation of Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, and Levon Helm, beyond soulful on any instrument he picked up, and a writer of hilarious, heartbreaking, funky, psychedelic songs.
— Dave Depper (@davedepper) July 3, 2018
The Weeks band
Feeling pure heartbreak for Richard Swift’s family. Such a loss for so many friends and the entire world of music. Rest In Peace.
— The Weeks (@theweeks) July 3, 2018
The California-born singer was a self-taught musician and producer. Perhaps best known for his role with indie-rock band The Shins between 2011 and 2016, he also toured as a bassist with the Black Keys in 2014.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org