Shawn Smith, lead singer of Seattle band Brad, has died at age 53 from a heart condition.
Brad is the other band for Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam. Smith was also a member of Pigeonhed and Satchel.
Gossard said, “My dear friend Shawn passed quietly/peacefully in his sleep. Our deepest condolences and love to his family, close friends, and the thousands that were touched by his one-of-kind voice and his beautiful breaking heart … I love you, Shawn Smith”.
Shawn’s mother Ilene said in a Facebook post that her son died of a torn aorta and high blood pressure.
Brad released five albums between 1993 and 2012. The most recent was ‘United We Stand’ in 2012.