It is with great sadness that I report today the drummer of You Say Party! We Say Die!, Devon Clifford, has passed away. He was 30.
Clifford collapsed on stage during an all-ages show at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver on Friday with his dance punk band. He was rushed to the hospital. There are rumors that it was a brain hemorrhage, that he had brain surgery, and was kept on life support. This morning, he was pronounced dead.
This statement was issued from the band’s label, Paper Bag Records:
“It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford passed away just hours ago in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. I request that we respect the family’s privacy during this incredibly difficult time.”
My condolences go out to the band, his friends and family.
Rest in Peace, Devon.