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Benjamin Curtis Of School of Seven Bells Dead At 35

by Paul Cashmere on December 31, 2013

in News

Benjamin Curtis, the guitarist for Dallas band School of Seven Bells, has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 35.

Curtis was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphona, a cancer of the blood, earlier this year.

The duo School of Seven Bells (SVIIB) was Alejandra Deheza on vocals and guitar and Benjamin Curtis guitar, synthesizers and vocals. They released three albums between 2008 and 2012.

Prior to SIIVB, Benjamin Curtis was a member of Tripping Daisy, The Secret Machines and UFOFU.

Benjamin announced he had the disease in February 2013. He passed away on December 29, 2013 at the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center in New York.

School of Seven Bells official 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: [email protected]

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.

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