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Weezer Bass Player Mikey Welsh Has Died

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Mikey Welsh
photo found on Weezer official fan club site

October 10, 2011. Weezer former bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in a Chicago hotel room yesterday. Mikey was 40 years old. The cause of death is unknown and awaiting an autopsy report. According to the Associated Press, Welsh had been staying at the Raffaello Hotel and was expected to check out on Saturday. Mikey had planned to attend Weezer's show at RiotFest. He was found lifeless by hotel staff on Sunday and could not be revived.

Mikey had left Weezer in 2001 due to emotional breakdown but went onto to explore his passion through his artwork which can be viewed on his official site. Mikey Welsh will be missed by family, fans and the music community.  His music and artwork will not be forgotten.

R.I.P. Mikey Welsh


A message from the band Weezer can be found on their official fan club site:

Dear friends and fans,
It saddens me and the guys in Weezer so much to say that our beautiful, creative, hilarious and sweet friend Mikey Welsh has passed away at the very young age of 40. A unique talent, a deeply loving friend and father, and a great artist is gone, but we will never forget him. His chapter in the weezer story ('98 - '01) was vital, essential, wild, and amazing. READ MORE

 


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 09:02  
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