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It has been revealed that the lead singer of Northern Territory band Lonely Boys has passed away over the weekend. He was 36 years old.
While details of the singer’s death are still unknown, it is understood that he passed away in a pedestrian accent on Roper Highway, near Ngukurr in the Northern Territory, Skinnyfish Music said in a press release. The record label has suppressed the singer’s name for cultural reasons, and NME is not naming the singer.
Signed to Skinnyfish Music, Lonely Boys enjoyed success in the remote Arnhemland community of Ngukurr and around the country with the release of their debut studio EP ‘The Hunter’ back in 2017. In the same year, they supported Queens Of The Stone Age at their show in Darwin.
“We lost a big singer, writer and performer on the weekend,” label co-founder Michael Hohnen said on behalf of Skinnyfish Music in a press statement.
“He was extremely talented, and artistic. He was everything a frontman can be – exhilarating, entertaining, commanding, chaotic, wild and confident. We are distressed and upset and are thinking of all the families in the South East Arnhem region as they process this loss.”
The singer is survived by his wife, children, bandmates and extended community.