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Husker Du’s Grant Hart has reportedly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 56.
At around 2 a.m. E.T., the underground rock legends posted a photograph of their founding singer-drummer on Facebook without comment. Soon after, Variety reported his death via a source, though the situation is as yet unconfirmed.
Hart died Thursday (Sept. 14) after a years-long fight with cancer, according to reports.
News of Hart’s apparent passing spread quickly on social media and became a trending topic in the United States.
With a groundbreaking sound that folded melody, introspection and a bunch of external influences into an indie framework, Husker Du led the way for a plethora of bands from the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. to Nirvana and many more.
Hart, alongside bandmates Bob Mould and Greg Norton, released six albums from 1983’s Everything Falls Apart to 1987’s Warehouse: Songs and Stories. Their 1984 set Zen Arcade is considered a stone cold classic.
Though heralded by critics and musos for shaping the sound of ‘90s modern rock, the Minnesota outfit was never inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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