Sean Kennedy, the Deez Nuts and former I Killed The Prom Queen bassist, has reportedly died, age 35.
Kennedy passed away on February 23, as first reported by New Fury Media. His cause of death has not been publicly disclosed.
Fellow musicians have shared tributes to Kennedy on social media, including former IKTPQ vocalist Michael Crafter.
“For years we stood side by side on stage or in band photos,” Crafter wrote.
“We slept on floors, in vans, planes and somehow managed to tour the world. Time went way too fast. We experienced highs and lows on the road and after all we went through, you will always be my friend. As the years passed us by I’m glad we’ve always been there for each other.
“When I called you last week I didn’t think it would be the last. I wish I could say goodbye.
“Love and will always miss you mate.”
Crafter has since shared a number of posts dedicated to the late musician.
“Rest easy dear friend,” The Amity Affliction wrote. “We send all our love and thoughts to SK’s friends and family.”
Amity Affliction’s Ahren Stringer wrote, “You were one of a kind @skdtd my brother my friend my confidant. My heart is broken you were so loved so real and just a true fucking legend. I’ll never forget you.”
Kennedy joined Adelaide metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen in 2003, appearing on the band’s debut album When Goodbye Means Forever… (2003), followed by the EP Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You (2005), and the band’s follow-up album Music For the Recently Deceased (2006).
He was also the bassist for hardcore punk band Deez Nuts, replacing former bassist Jon Green in 2014.