Chris Feinstein, who found success as the bassist for Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, has passed away at the age of 42. The cause of death is still unknown, but it was reported that he was found in his Manhattan apartment on Monday morning.
His label, Lost Highway Records, issued this statement: “It is with great sadness to report that Cardinals bassist/vocalist/collaborator Chris Feinstein (Spacewolf) has recently passed away. He was an integral member of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and will be deeply missed by all of us here at Lost Highway and throughout the entire music community. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Chris’s family, friends and bandmates during this difficult time.”
In addition to playing with the Cardinals, Chris was also a member of the NYC scene, and worked with Albert Hammond and Santigold.
Feinstein’s family has set up a Facebook account for people to share their memories, as well as be able to donate to help with expenses for his funeral. You can visit the page here.