It has been confirmed that Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar has passed away at the age of 58.
His sad passing was confirmed in a statement on Instagram uploaded by his son, Sebastian, who wrote: “My father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop! If you could, please share pictures or video of all the fun times we all had with my dad. It would be greatly appreciated.”
This statement was soon followed by one co-signed by Cinderella members, Tom Kiefer, Eric Brittingham, and Fred Coury, it read: “Heavy hearts cannot begin to describe the feeling of losing our brother Jeff. The bond between us over decades of creating music and touring the world is something that we as a band uniquely shared. Those memories with Jeff will be forever alive in our hearts.”
Adding, “It’s unimaginable that one of our band brothers has left us. We’re sending his wife Debinique, his son Sebastian, family, and friends our deepest condolences. Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever. We all… band, family and management appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love. Rest In Peace Jeff.”
LaBar first joined the band back in 1985, three years after their formation but would go on to be an integral member, serving alongside founders Kiefer and Brittingham on four records and remaining with them until 2017 seemingly called curtains on the group.
As of yet, no cause of death has been announced.
LaBar is survived by his family and the glowing body of attitude-laden guitar rock that he leaves behind.