‘Cinderella’ Guitarist Jeff Labar Passed Away At 58
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Rest In Peace
Legendary guitarist Jeff LaBar, best known for being a member of glam metal band “Cinderella”, has reportedly passed away at the age of 58. The news was confirmed to TMZ by his first wife, Gaile LaBar-Bernhardt. She said LaBar was found dead in his apartment in Nashville in Wednesday.
His son, Sebastian, wrote on social media: “So I just got the call… Jeff LaBar, my father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop!”
According to gossip site TMZ, LaBar went off grid days before he died. His friends and family were unable to reach him which is why his ex-wife went to his place. That’s where she found his body. The cause of death has not been announced.
LaBar joined Cinderella in 1985, and he played on their four studio albums – the last of which was 1994’s “Still Climbing”. The group’s last major tour was in 2012 and in a 2016 interview on Another FN Podcast with Izzy Presley, LaBar revealed that he was to blame for Cinderella’s prolonged hiatus.
“I can only speculate, but I believe it’s all my fault. It’s no secret that I’ve had a drinking problem,” he said. “And it showed its ugly face on one of those [cruises that CINDERELLA played]. I guess that’s what caused a rift.”
Several musicians took to social media to pay tribute to LaBar.