News Obituaries Former Unearth Bassist Chris Rybicki Passes Away

Former Unearth Bassist Chris Rybicki Passes Away

Posted Sept. 21, 2010, 3:30 p.m. in Obituaries by Jon E.

Former Unearth bassist Chris Rybicki passed away yesterday, September 20th, as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident involving a drunk driver. Speaking via Twitter, Unearth guitarist Buz McGrath posted the following on his passing:



“Today the world lost a great party animal. R.I.P. Chris (rover) Rybicki.”



Rybicki, who is said to have been 35 at the time of his death, played with the group from 1998 through to 2002.


Unearth have released the following statement on the recent passing of their former bassist Chris Rybicki:



“Yesterday we lost our long time friend and original bass player Chris “Rover” Rybicki. He lost his life from injuries sustained three weeks ago at the hands of an alleged drunk driver. The article from that accident can be found here- http://www.salemnews.com/local/x752935646/Woman-arraigned-in-scooter-crash


Rover hadn’t been in the band since 2001, but he remained a good friend to us all throughout the years and this tragedy has hit us hard.


Not only was Rover a talented musician, but he was also one of the funniest dudes you would ever know. His wit, dark humor and don’t give a fuck attitude made him a unique person that we all loved having in our lives. His memory will live on amongst his family and friends with the countless stories of Rover being Rover. He will be sorely and forever missed.


Rover played on our our EP “Above the Fall of Man“, our debut full length “The Stings of Conscience” and also on two tracks off our 2002 EP “Endless“.


We would like to take a second to urge people to not drink and drive. Please be responsible so these tragedies stop happening.”


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