In recent news, the drummer of a new-wave rock band The Stranglers, Jet Black has passed away. He was 84 at the time of his passing which has left everyone in profound grief. Confirming the news, the singer’s representative said that he has suffered years of ill health that eventually resulted in his death. According to the representative, the drummer died peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Here, in this article, let us find out what happened to him and what was his cause of death. Get all the details in the article below.
How Did Jet Black Die?
As mentioned, Jet Black was suffering from prolonged illness. Despite receiving the best possible treatment, he could not recover and sadly left the world on Tuesday. Following the announcement of the news, tributes have poured in for the drummer on social media. All his fans and well-wishers are coming forward and expressing their sadness about his demise. Everyone seems to be shattered to learn of Jet Black’s death. However, his exact cause of death has not been revealed yet, and it happens to be unknown at this very moment. Check who was Jet Black in the further article.
Who Was Jet Black?
Born on August 26, 1938, in Ilford, United Kingdom, Jet Black’s real name was Brian John Duffy. However, he gained fame with Jet Black only. He was an English drummer and founding member of The Stranglers, a punk rock/ new wave band. Brian performed with the said band till 2015 and eventually took retirement in 2018. Let us add that the band was originally created in Guilford in 1974. The band garnered popularity for songs such as No More Heroes, Always The Sun and Peaches, and Golden Brown and went on to achieve 23 top singles and 19 top 40 albums.
Before joining the band, Jet Black owned a fleet of ice cream vans which he later used to tour the UK. Besides, he also owned an off-license. Everything was going great until 1980 when the Stranglers were detained for inciting a riot. Briefing the incident, the drummer even wrote two books.
According to reports, Brian Johnsuffered respiratory health issues ever since he was a child. After the news broke out on social media, the entire music industry came forward and paid him heartfelt tributes. His fans are also saddened to the core to have learned about his passing. He has left behind his wife Ava and children Charlotte and Anthony. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates.