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It is with heavy hearts that we have just learned about the sudden passing of Jonathan Fire Eater front man Stewart Lupton at the age of 43. Stewart’s cousin Sarah Lupton confirmed the news to Rolling Stone. As of right now the cause of death is unknown, but his family has stated that his death was “his desperate attempt to escape the voices that so tormented him…”
Stewart and his band Jonathan Fire Eater, though incredibly underrated, were often credited for paving the way for iconic bands such as The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol and many others ushering in a whole new era of rock & roll that is still beloved today. It goes without saying that this band is criminally underrated and Stewart’s influence is still seen today.
It just goes without saying that even though most don’t realize it, Stewart was and is a pillar in the world of rock & roll. His style and persona have been often imitated, yet never duplicated. He was one of the best, pure and simple. So to that we say, RIP Stewart Lupton, you will be sorely missed.