Gared O’Donnell, vocalist and guitarist for post-hardcore band Planes Mistaken for Stars, has died after being identified with oesophageal most cancers. He was 44 years outdated. The band revealed the information on social media, writing, “It’s unattainable to precise the depth of sorrow wherein we should announce that Gared O’Donnell, our brother, our chief, our captain, who has completed extra to domesticate love and lightweight on this world than any of us can perceive, has moved on from his bodily kind right here with us and crossed the rainbow bridge into the everlasting ether. In his remaining days/hours, he was surrounded by the love of his household, his pals, his bandmates, and plenty of others from afar.”
O’Donnell co-founded Planes Mistaken For Stars in Peoria, Illinois in 1997 alongside guitarist Mat Bellinger, drummer Mike Ricketts, and bassist Aaron Clever. Following the discharge of their self-titled EP, the band moved to Denver, Colorado and dropped their debut album, Fuck with Hearth, on No Thought Information. Earlier than occurring hiatus between 2006-2010, the band launched two extra albums, 2004’s Up in Them Guts and 2006’s Mercy. O’Donnell’s remaining album with the group, Prey, got here out in 2016.
“Gared spent the final 12 months of his life doing precisely what he cherished, writing and recording music,” the band’s assertion continues. “We’re at present working arduous to deliver these a number of remaining tasks to completion. It’s heartbreaking to do that with out him, however we all know that he would need for us to finish what we had began collectively. We’ll do our very best to honor his legacy and unfold phrase of the legend that he embodied.”