'School of Seven Bells' Lose Guitarist Benjamin Curtis to Cancer
Benjamin Curtis – guitarist of the indie rock band "School of Seven Bells" -- lost his year-long battle with T-cell lymphoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on Sunday. The announcement of his death was made earlier today by the band's manager Brady Brock via E! Online.
After the news of his untimely demise was out, the remaining members of the band took to Facebook to say: "We lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer," the band announced on their Facebook. "We kindly ask that his immediate family, friends & bandmates' privacy be respected during this time.
"We can't thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough. All of you who attended or participated in the various benefits in and around New York City over the past year since his diagnosis, and of course those who contributed and gave generously to help support him throughout that journey.
"You made it possible for all of us, and for him, to see how truly loved he was and how many lives he had touched through his music by your gestures. We will all miss this incredibly talented and rare person every day, but we are fortunate enough that he shared with us his music, and that is something that we can keep forever."
Curtis was only 35 years old. He was diagnosed with the cancer last year in February. Before co-founding SVIIB with the Deheza sisters, he used to play in alternative rock band "Secret Machines."
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