The Black Keys bassist Richard Swift dies at 41
His bandmate confirmed via social media
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“He was the funniest person we ever met, one of the most talented musicians we have ever worked with and we feel so honored to have known him,” Auerbach and fellow Black Keys member Patrick Carney wrote via Twitter. “RIP Richard.”
"He was the funniest person we ever met, one of the most talented musicians we have ever worked with and we feel so honored to have known him. RIP Richard.” - Dan & Pat— The Black Keys (@theblackkeys) July 3, 2018
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Swift toured with the band in 2014. He also performed with Auerbach's other group, the Arcs, in addition to being a member of The Shins from 2011 to 2016.
A GoFundMe page was started for Swift on June 19, saying he was "hospitalized due to a serious medical condition."
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