Local Musician Andrew Duncan Brown Passes Away
There's much sadness and shock in the Valley music scene today due to the sudden and untimely passing of gifted, local singer-songwriter Andrew Duncan Brown over the weekend. He was 27 years old.
facebook.com/pages/andrew-duncan-brown Andrew Duncan Brown (1986-2013)
[Update: His label released a cause of death Tuesday.]
News of the local folk guitarist's death was revealed in a brief message that was posted to his Facebook page early Sunday afternoon that stunned his friends, fans, and fellow musicians.
"It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Andrew has passed away," the message stated. "Andrew had the voice, the talent and the style to capture deep feelings inside of us. He will be dearly missed."
The exact date of Brown's passing and the cause of death were not specified.
Local music writer/promoter Nicole Parasida of Echo Cloud Productions made the first reply to the post and summed up what many of Brown's friends and fans are feeling by simply stating "Wow."
Other replies were of an equally shocked or surprised nature, including one by Jack Maverik of Long Wong's in Tempe (a venue where Brown frequently performed) that asked if the news was "some sick and weird Facebook hoax."
Sadly, it wasn't.