Devon Clifford, the drummer of the Canadian dance-punk outfit You Say Party! We Say Die! died early Sunday morning after collapsing onstage during a Friday night concert in Vancouver.
The band was performing at an all-ages show Friday at the Rickshaw Theatre when Clifford collapsed on stage. According to Spinner, lead singer Becky Ninkovic asked audience members to call 911, and soon after midnight paramedics arrived and Clifford was rushed to the emergency room.
Though the cause of death has not yet been disclosed, reports suggest that Clifford suffered a sudden brain hemmorhage and, after having emergency neurosurgery, he was put full life support. Unfortunately, he ultimately passed away on early Sunday.
Paper Bag Records, the band’s label, released the following statement regarding Clifford’s death:
It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford, the drummer of You Say Party We Say Die, passed away last night in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Clifford joined You Say Party! We Say Die! in 2004 following the release of its debut EP, Danskwad. He would go on to record three full-length albums with the group, most recently XXXX late last year.