Big Star’s original bassist Andy Hummel dies aged 59

Cult star passes away after a two-year battle with cancer

Big Star‘s original bassist Andy Hummel has died aged 59.

As reports, Hummel passed away in Weatherford, Texas on Monday (July 19) after a two-year battle with cancer.

The news of the bassist’s death comes just four months after frontman Alex Chilton died.

After Chilton passed away, a number of acts, including members of REM and The Lemonheads, plus Andy Hummel, paid tribute to the frontman at a show during Austin’s SXSW festival.

His funeral is due to take place later today (July 21).