The musician Dan Fawcett, who performed guitar within the longtime Canadian onerous rock band Helix within the early 2000s, was discovered murdered on Sunday (Nov. 6) in Gibbons Park in London, Ontario, Canada, in response to the CBC. He was 52 years previous.
Helix lead singer Brian Vollmer confirmed Fawcett’s loss of life in a Tuesday (Nov. 8) Fb publish. In the identical message, he additionally honored the late Dan McCafferty, the unique vocalist of Scottish rockers Nazareth who died at 76 this week.
“Yesterday Dan Fawcett, who performed guitar for HELIX round 2000, was discovered murdered in a North London park,” Vollmer stated. “Dan was a candy man, at all times smiling, and an important guitar participant as properly. No particulars have been launched but, so there’s little extra I can say right here. All I can say is that each [my wife] and I are in shock.”
He added, “One other previous pal to cross away was Dan McCafferty, lead vocalist of Nazareth. Dan was one in all my all time favourite singers and it was an honor to play with Nazareth virtually 10 occasions in our profession.”
Fawcett, a London native, was a widely known native musician within the space. He was lately a member of Tim ‘E’ and the Sure Males, an Elvis Presley tribute act led by Elvis impersonator Tim Hendry.
Hendry advised the CBC, “[Fawcett] was one of many largest kind-hearted guys that ever walked the planet, and to take him away from his stunning daughter, and everyone that loves him, is simply such an terrible factor.”
On Sunday, London police had closed off a bit of Gibbons Park for what they first stated was a suspicious loss of life investigation. The following day (Nov. 7), police confirmed the person discovered useless was Fawcett and stated he was possible the sufferer of a murder.
Fawcett was a member of Helix from 2002 to 2004. He would not seem on any of their studio albums. Loudwire sends condolences to Fawcett’s household, pals, and bandmates.
A crowdfunding marketing campaign has been began for Fawcett’s daughter, Layla. Donate right here.
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