Kendra Malia, the vocalist of New York City witch house band White Ring, has died at the age of 37.
The band took to social media to confirm her death, posting on their official Facebook page: “On October 31st 2019 Kendra Malia left us, I really don’t know what else to say at the moment except I love you Kendra. KENDRA FOREVER.”
No details around the cause of death have been released.
Malia, a founding member of the band who formed in 2010, met bandmate Bryan Kurkimilis on social media network MySpace in the mid-2000s and, together, formed their creative vision and became an influential figure of the witch house sub-genre.
Together, the band released their debut single in March 2010, the split 7-inch single ‘Roses / Seaww’ which came in collaboration with oOoOO. Quickly following it up, White Ring released their debut EP Black Earth That Made Me through Disaro Records before announcing a hiatus which subsequently lasted seven years.
Marking their comeback in July 2018, and joined by new band member Adina Viarengo who served as a second vocalist, the band released their debut studio album, Gate of Grief. The record was said to be in the works for eight long years and repeatedly delayed as Malia battled mental health issues.