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R.I.P. Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells

At the Age of 35

Dec 30, 2013
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After an extensive battle with cancer, School of Seven Bells' member Benjamin Curtis has passed away at the far too young age of 35. Earlier this year Curtis was diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Undergoing treatment for the illness, with many members of the music community rallying behind him with fundraising for his hospital expenses, the young artist died in New York on Sunday.

School of Seven Bells have issued a formal statement:

Dear friends,

Last night, Dec. 29th 2013, we lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer.

While we had hoped to delay this announcement until a more suitable time when his friends and family could feel better prepared and settled to greet any correspondences from folks attempting to reach out, unfortunately the news has prematurely leaked. So we felt it would be appropriate to at least offer an official acknowledgement from us, in light of all the fans who loved and supported Benjamin and his music.

We kindly ask that his immediate family, friends & bandmates’ privacy be respected during this time, and that instead, any inquires, well wishes, or notes-of-consolation be sent through School of Seven Bells’ management, where it can be shared with them at the suitable time. They can be sent to a special e-mail address here: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If relevant, further information will be made available through the suitable channels in the near future.

We can’t thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough. All of you who attended or participated in the various benefits in and around New York City over the past year since his diagnosis, and of course those who contributed and gave generously to help support him throughout that journey. You made it possible for all of us, and for him, to see how truly loved he was and how many lives he had touched through his music by your gestures. We will all miss this incredibly talented and rare person every day, but we are fortunate enough that he shared with us his music, and that is something that we can keep forever.

Our condolences to Curtis' friends and family.

(www.facebook.com/schoolofsevenbells)



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