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Trish Doan, who was a longtime bass player for the metal band Kittie, has passed away of undisclosed causes. She was 31 years old. Kittie announced the news on their Facebook page.
“It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan,” the post stated. “Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
Born in South Korea and raised in Canada, Doan started playing joined the all-female metal band in 2005 and was featured on the the 2006 EP Never Again and the 2007 LP Funeral for Yesterday. She took a break from the band, but rejoined in 2012.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Trish Doan.