Josh Fauver, Former Deerhunter Bassist, Dies at 39

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Josh Fauver of Deerhunter performs on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire on March 31, 2011 in London.

Former Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver has died at age 39.

The band announced the news on Instagram on Sunday (Nov. 4) with the message "very difficult times now," along with a picture of the group during Fauver's tenure. A spokesperson for Deerhunter confirmed Fauver's death but said there was no additional information on the cause at press time.

Fauver joined the Atlanta-bred band in 2005, replacing original bassist Justin Bosworth, who died of a head injury sustained in a skateboarding accident. He was in the studio with the Bradford Cox-led rock group when they recorded their debut full-length album, 2005's Turn It Up Faggot, and appeared on 2007's Crytograms, that year's Flourescent Grey EP, 2008's Microcastle and Weird Era Cont. and 2010's Halcyon Digest before leaving the group in 2012.

Fauver also played with S.I.D.S. and Electrosleep International and ran the Atlanta-based label Army of Bad Luck, which released singles and albums by The Sunglasses, Hawks, Hollow Stars, Vera Fang and Battlecat.


Very difficult times now

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