The leader singer and co-founder of the L.A. band died from complications of stage IV breast cancer.
Jenny Pagliaro, lead singer and co-founder of L.A. Americana duo Roses and Cigarettes, has died at age 35 due to complications from stage IV breast cancer. A spokesperson for the singer at Baby Robot Media confirmed that Pagliaro died on March 26.
"With heavy hearts and great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Jenny on March 26, 2019. Jenny passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Monica, Calif., comforted by her devoted family and friends," read a statement from Pagliaro's family. Pagliaro formed the band in 2013 with Angela Petrilli, with the duo releasing their self-titled debut in May 2015.
Before a planned fall tour in support of that album, Pagliaro was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer and immediately began treatments, later hitting the road to promote the release, according to a statement. The pair continued to produce music and play shows as Pagliaro received treatment, releasing their second album, Echoes and Silence, on Feb. 22 of this year, with Billboard premiering the video for "Fast As I Can."