In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo


Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.

“I just got word that my friend and ex-band brother Joe Bansuelo lost his battle with cancer,” he wrote. “I had been informed in recent days by close friends that he was in hospice and not doing well so this isn’t a complete shock but I am stunned and at a loss of words at the moment.”

Banseulo stepped into the bass role to fill in for Steve Youth. He played with the punk rock band in the mid-80’s and was featured on the albums New Wind and Praise in 1986 and 1987. “Joe was in 7Seconds for a fairly short period but his presence, energy and musicianship impacted the band enormously,” Seconds adds.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help his family with expenses. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Josef Bansuelo.

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