Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passes away

Weezer have announced that their former bassist Mikey Welsh, who was with the band from 1998 to 2001, has passed away at the age of 40 from a suspected drug overdose.

On 26th September Mike posted on his Twitter account that he had dreamt that he would die in Chicago next weekend due to a heart attack in his sleep and that he would need to write his will that day.

Hotel staff found his body in his Chicago hotel room after he failed to check out of his hotel and he was found unresponsive near the door to his room. Reports state that police found prescription drugs and a zip lock bag containing white powder which led them to believe his death was drug related but toxicology reports are still to be taken.

Weezer state that Mikey was to attend RIOTfest in Chicago the following day and was to meet with the band at the festival.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.


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