Former I Killed The Prom Queen / Deez Nuts bassist Sean Kennedy dies aged 35

Sean Kennedy – bassist of Deez Nuts and formerly I Killed The Prom Queen – has passed away at the age of 35.

Former I Killed The Prom Queen / Deez Nuts bassist Sean Kennedy dies aged 35
Kerrang! staff

Sean Kennedy has died at the age of 35.

The Deez Nuts and former I Killed The Prom Queen bassist reportedly passed away on February 23, with members of the Australian metalcore scene paying their respects to the late musician.

"For years we stood side by side on stage or in band photos," said ex-…Prom Queen vocalist Michael Crafter. "We slept on floors, in vans, planes and some how managed to tour the world. Time went way [too] fast. We experienced highs and lows on the road and after all we went through, you will always be my friend. As the years passed us by I'm glad we've always been there for each other.

"When I called you last week I didn't think it would be the last. I wish I could say goodbye. Love and will always miss you mate. Rest In Peace."

"Rest easy dear friend," wrote The Amity Affliction. "We send all our love and thoughts to SK’s friends and family."

"You were one of a kind @skdtd my brother my friend my confidant," posted Amity's Ahren Stringer. "My heart is broken you were so loved so real and just a true fucking legend. I’ll never forget you."

"I LOVE YOU SK," said Deez Nuts' JJ Peters.

Sean played bass on I Killed The Prom Queen's first two records, 2003's When Goodbye Means Forever… and 2006's Music For The Recently Deceased. He joined Deez Nuts in 2014, and appeared on 2015's Word Is Bond, 2017's Binge & Purgatory, and 2019's You Got Me Fucked Up albums.

Kerrang!’s thoughts are with Sean's family, friends, bandmates and all who knew him at this tragic time.

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