Wednesday, November 11, 2009

R.I.P.: Jerry Fuchs

(born December 31, 1974;
died November 8, 2009)
(photo by Emily Millette)

We were shocked to learn of the tragic passing of Jerry Fuchs this past Sunday morning in Williamsburg, NYC.

The musician, who was 34, died after a fall at a fundraising party at 338 Berry Street shortly after 12:30am on November 8 morning, reports theNew York Post. According to sources at the party, Fuchs and a friend had attempted to leap over a gap between an elevator and the building's fifth floor after a malfunction. He fell in the gap due to his clothing becoming caught on the elevator, falling down to his death. He was pronounced dead at 3:30am after being taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Jerry was an incredible musician, drumming for a slew of bands like Maserati, the Juan MacLean, LCD Soundsytem, Turing Machine and !!!, to name but a few, and a close friend to many. This is certainly a terrrible loss for his family and friends, and the music community at large. His presence and talent will be sorely missed.

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