The Black Crowes Star Eddie Harsch Dead at 59

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Former Black Crowes star Eddie Harsch has died, aged 59.

The keyboard player was a member of brothers Chris and Rich Robinson’s band from 1991 to 2006 and he also performed with The Detroit Cobras.

Prior to his death on Friday morning, Harsch was preparing for shows with Rich Robinson’s new band The Magpie Salute in the new year.

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Robinson confirmed the sad news of his longtime friend and bandmate’s death in a statement, which reads: “It is with the saddest of hearts that we bid farewell to our dear friend Eddie Harsch. Eddie was a brilliant musician, with a beautiful heart. We should remember Eddie for his music, his great sense of humor, and his positive outlook on life.

“We ask that everyone please respect the privacy of Eddie’s family at this time. Let’s honor him by celebrating his musical contributions to the world, and by sending positive thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Our hearts will forever remain with our musical brother.”

The Magpie Salute’s sold-out four-night engagement at the Gramercy Theater in New York in January will continue as planned. The band consists of former The Black Crowes stars Robinson, guitarist Marc Ford, and bassist Sven Pipien.

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