Producer and musician Richard Swift, a former member of the Shins and touring bassist with The Black Keys, has died, aged 41. He was also a member of The Arcs with Dan Auerbach.
Swift’s 2009 solo album The Atlantic Ocean featured appearances by Pat Sansone (Wilco), Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens, Crystal Skulls, Pedro the Lion), Sean Lennon, producer Mark Ronson, and singer/songwriter Ryan Adams.
A Facebook post confirmed his death saying: “And all the angels sing ‘Que Sera Sera’ Richard Ochoa Swift March 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018.”
The musician and singer-songwriter was last month admitted to hospital with an undisclosed life-threatening condition.
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach led tributes with an Instagram post saying: “I will miss you my friend”.
The 39-year-old Black Keys singer shared a picture of him with Swift and said: “Today the world lost one of the most talented musicians I know. He’s now with his Mom and Sister.”
Swift also worked on recordings for The Pretenders, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and Ray LaMontagne.