Battant's Joel Dever dies aged 25

Bandmates and record label pay tribute to multi-instrumentalist

Battant's Joel Dever dies aged 25

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Joel Dever, multi-instrumentalist in London electro trio Battant, has died at the age of 25.

Battant, who released their debut album 'No Head' in 2009 and were gearing up for the release of their new LP, have paid tribute to their bandmate in a heartfelt post on their official website Battant.tumblr.com. No details have been released as to Dever's cause of death.

The statement reads, in part: "We are destroyed that such a young, talented, funny, soul could rip himself away at such a young age. He [Jo] was the core of our existance and touched everyone around him."

Battant's record label Cargo Records have also issued a statement about Dever's passing which reads as follows:

It is with great sadness that we have been told today of the death of Joel Dever at 25. He was a talented musician, at the core of BATTANT, whose new LP was to come out in a few weeks. He leaves behind Chloe Raunet, a sister at heart and work, a family, many friends, and a creative home, Kill The DJ. His green baggy tracksuits will be sorely missed but his smile will stay in our hearts forever.



To read the tribute from his bandmates in full, visit Battant.tumblr.com.

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