Sam Jayne, the frontman of band Love as Laughter, has died aged 46 after being reported missing.
The singer of the Brooklyn indie rock band, who also fronted the group Lync, was last seen on December 6, according to a post made by a friend, with the New York Police Department investigating his whereabouts, according to reports.
His bandmate Zeke Howard confirmed Jayne’s death on Tuesday.
According to Pitchfork, police confirmed Jayne was found in his car, with reports stating a preliminary investigation showed no ‘signs of criminality.’
A statement from the band read: ‘The search for Sam Jayne has concluded and our hearts are broken.
‘Our dear Sam is no longer with us but his memory and impact will endure. Please respect the privacy of the family at this time.
‘More information will become shared as it becomes known. please be patient while we mourn this loss. (sic)’
Jayne was a co-founder of the 1990s band Lync, along with James Bertram and Dave Schneider, and they went on to release one full-length album in 1994, titled These Are Not Fall Colors, before their split.
As a member of Love As Laughter, Jayne released several albums, with the band’s most recent full-length being 2008’s Holy.
He created Love As Laughter, and according to Pitchfork, Jayne was also a brief member of Modest Mouse during the ’90s.
Fleet Foxes member Robin Pecknold shared a tribute to Jayne on social media, writing: ‘Rest In Peace, Sam. You didn’t know it but you were an elusive and inspiring hero to me and you touched so many of the lives of the people we love.
‘You were Sam f**king Jayne. F**k.’
He added in an Instagram Story: ‘Sam was a legend among the friends I made at my first real job, at the Cha Cha kitchen. He’d show up at random with so much life in his eyes, flashing that wonderful knowing grin of his.
‘The best stories people would tell on the job about their lives in Seattle at the time always involved Sam in one way or another.’Credit: Original article published here.