Tributes have poured in for the Veronica Falls drummer and solo musician Patrick Doyle, who has died at the age of 32.
News of Doyle’s death broke overnight on social media, with a heavy flow of tributes pouring in for the musician from his peers and fans. The Boys Forever Facebook account confirmed Doyle’s passing in a post this afternoon (March 4), which you can see below.
We are heartbroken to confirm the death of Patrick Doyle. He was 32. Patrick was Veronica Falls’ drummer, and made…
Doyle was a founding member of the London band Veronica Falls, who released their self-titled debut album back in 2011. That record was followed in 2013 by ‘Waiting For Something to Happen’, the band’s last studio LP to date.
As well as Veronica Falls, Doyle also made solo music under the monikers Boys Forever and Basic Plumbing. He also played with the likes of Sexy Kids and The Royal We.
The aforementioned statement has requested that fans who wish to pay tribute to Doyle could do so by donating to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, “who were an invaluable support for Patrick”.
Doyle’s Veronica Falls bandmate Marion Herbain led the tributes to the drummer, writing on Instagram that the tragic news hadn’t “fully sunk in yet”.
“I’m glad I got to spend some of the best years of my life by your side, as a bandmate and a friend. RIP, P. dogg.”
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Everything hurts and it’s been hard finding the right words while dealing with feelings ranging from complete heartbreak to remorse. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet, but I’m glad I got to spend some of the best years of my life by your side, as a bandmate and a friend. RIP, P. dogg. 😔
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos also paid tribute to Doyle, writing: “I am heartbroken by the news of the death of my friend, Patrick Doyle. Smart, funny, a great musician…. I can’t sum up his life on here. I will miss him.”
See a selection of the tributes to Doyle below.
I am heartbroken by the news of the death of my friend, Patrick Doyle.
Smart, funny, a great musician…. I can't sum up his life on here.
I will miss him.
— Αλεξ Καπράνος (@alkapranos) March 4, 2018
RIP Patrick Doyle. Here’s a pic of a wonderful day we had in LA this past Sept. I’m just really sorry. I’ve known him for many years but only started to get to know him as a good friend. I hope I see him in the next dimension when it’s my time. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/itV3XpK6BC
— KEVIN HAIRS (@IAmKevinHairs) March 4, 2018
Absolutely horrified to hear that my friend Patrick Doyle has died. So young. He will be missed by many, many people and all the fans of his music. RIP love <3
— Bright Light Bright Light (@brightlightx2) March 4, 2018
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Really sad to hear of the passing of Patrick Doyle this evening. We both love Veronica Falls but I took inspiration from him while starting to play drums for this band a few years ago, and he will remain one of my favourite drummers of the last few years. My condolences go out to all who knew him, the songs will live on🌟
— Michael Robson (@clunkie) March 4, 2018
The worst news. Royal We, Boys Forever and one of my absolute faves, Veronica Falls. RIP Patrick Doyle. https://t.co/IdbIekRMjs
— Martin Wilson (@oldmanW) March 4, 2018
Devastating loss of the beautiful Patrick Doyle. Funny, crazy, talented, crazily creative and completely unique. Won’t ever forget you, Patrick or the most bonkers New Years Eve ever ❤️ RIP
— Matthew Todd (@MrMatthewTodd) March 4, 2018