Posies Drummer Darius Minwalla R.I.P.

The Posies - by Christine Taylor 2010. L-R: Darius Minwalla, Matt Harris, Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer

The Posies – by Christine Taylor 2010.
L-R: Darius Minwalla, Matt Harris, Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer

Tragic death for the northwest band.

By Fred Mills

Very sad news for the indie community this morning: Darius Minwalla, drummer for beloved power pop combo The Posies, has passed away. The cause of death has not yet been announced. (He’s pictured above, on the left.)

According to a posting at the band’s Facebook page, “We cannot put off this announcement, as much as we wish to: our dear friend and drummer for the last 14 years, Darius Minwalla, died yesterday. Causes yet unknown. He was at home. He was loved very much by many people; we’re still struggling to cope with the loss. I was dealing with it yesterday, hoping the news was some kind of cruel prank, but alas, no. We love you, buddy.”

We’ll update this news as it emerges. Meanwhile, our condolences go out to Minwalla’s family and friends, and to the Posies and the band’s extended family.

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