Rob Skipper, guitarist and founding member of The Holloways, has died aged 28.
The news has been confirmed to NME by the band’s former agent Matt Bates. The cause of death has not yet been released.
Posting on Instagram earlier today, Bates led the tributes to Skipper, writing, “I’m so sorry to hear the terrible news today. Robb was always a true gentleman”.
Blaine Harrison of Mystery Jets posted his own eulogy, writing on Facebook, “Beautiful Rob you will be missed by all of us who knew and loved you, and had the honour of sharing a stage with you. See you at the great gig in the sky Skip xxx”.
The Holloways released two albums in their career, ‘So This Is Great Britain?’ (2006) and ‘No Smoke, No Mirrors’ (2009), as well as a string of charting singles. Skipper was also known for his work in the side project Rob Skipper & The Musical Differences.