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Sean Kennedy dead – I Killed the Prom Queen Bassist dies aged 35 as band members pay tribute to music ‘legend’


MUSICIAN Sean Kennedy, former bassist of I Killed The Prom Queen and Deez Nuts has died at the age of 35.

Kennedy reportedly passed away on February 23, with members of the Australian metalcore scene paying their respects to the late musician.

Sean Kennedy has died at the age of 35

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Sean Kennedy has died at the age of 35Credit: Instagram
Sean Kennedy's death was announced on Instagram on February 23

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Sean Kennedy’s death was announced on Instagram on February 23Credit: Instagram

Bandmate and former vocalist for I Killed The Prom Queen, Michael Crafter, shared a tribute on social media.

“For years we stood side-by-side on stage or in band photos,” Crafter wrote on Instagram.

“We slept on floors, in vans, planes and some how managed to tour the world. Time went way to [sic] 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. Rest In Peace Sean Kennedy 24/6/1985 – 23/2/2021.”

The musician has today posted a touching tribute to his friend after he had Steve Kennedy’s initials SK tattooed on his lower shoulder in a mark of love for his pal.

I Killed The Prom Queen's former bassist Sean Kennedy has died at the age of 35

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I Killed The Prom Queen’s former bassist Sean Kennedy has died at the age of 35Credit: Instagram

The cause of death is not yet known.

Queensland band The Amity Affliction paid tribute to the star on Instagram, captioning their post: “Rest easy dear friend. We send all our love and thoughts to SK’s friends and family.”

Amity’s Ahren Stringer posted a tribute of his own, writing “You were one of a kind.

“My brother my friend my confidant. My heart is broken you were so loved so real and just a true f***ing legend. I’ll never forget you.”

Kennedy joined Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen in 2003, playing bass on I Killed The Prom Queen’s first two records, 2003’s When Goodbye Means Forever… and 2006’s Music For The Recently Deceased.

Kennedy left the band in 2013 and was replaced by Benjamin Coyte, with whom I Killed The Prom Queen recorded their final album, Beloved.

He joined Deez Nuts in 2014, and appeared on 2015’s Word Is Bond, 2017’s Binge & Purgatory, and 2019’s You Got Me F****d Up albums.

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