Devon Clifford, 30 year old drummer for the Canadian dance-punk band You Say Party! We Say Die!, collapsed onstage during a Friday night concert at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre. After Clifford collapsed during the concert, lead singer Becky Ninkovic asked audience members to call 911. Sometime after midnight paramedics arrived and Clifford was rushed to the emergency room where he passed away early Sunday morning. According to a statement from his family, the cause of death was a “massive brain hemorrhage resulting from congenital defects,” and an emergency surgery failed to save his life.
You Say Party! We Say Die! was playing one of their last shows from their lengthily North American tour. The band just released an album on February 9th were set to kick off their tour of Europe on April 26 until June 11.
YSP!WSD!’s record label Paper Bag Records, stated, “It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford died just hours ago in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.”
DOWNLOAD TRACK: HERE!!!
Oh and check out this live music video too.