Hardy Fox, Co-Founder & Primary Composer for The Residents, Dies at 73

Updated On 01 Nov, 2018 Published On

Hardy Fox, the co-founder and the primary composer of 'The Residents', has died, and as for the cause of death, he passed away following a battle with brain cancer. He was 73.

Hardy's death was confirmed by the experimental band, with sharing a statement that reads, "It is with great sorrow and regret that The Cryptic Corporation announces the passing of longtime associate, Hardy Fox".

The band also highlighted the late musician's "instinct for leadership and direction" and his "indelible" influence on The Residents.

The statement also says that Fox’s musical ability was "unique, highly refined, and prolific", and he was "blessed with a vital sense of aesthetics, a keen ear, and an exquisite love of the absurd".

The band also shared,

As president of the corporation from 1982-2016, the company benefited from Hardy’s instinct for leadership and direction, but his true value came from his longtime association with The Residents. As the group’s producer, engineer, as well as collaborator on much of their material, Fox’s influence on The Residents was indelible; despite any formal training, his musicality was nevertheless unique, highly refined and prolific.

They continued, "Blessed with a vital sense of aesthetics, a keen ear, and an exquisite love of the absurd, Hardy’s smiling face was a constant source of joy to those around him. He will be missed".

Here's the tweet, check it out.

Back in September, Hardy took to his band's Facebook account to preemptively announce his own death.

He wrote at the time, "Our hearts are heavy but let us celebrate our brother, our friend, Hardy Fox."

He continued,

Yes got sick, making my pass out of this world, but it is ‘all’ okay. I have something in my brain that will last to a brief end. I am 73 as you might know. Brains go down. But maybe here is my brain functioning as I’m almost a dead person just a bit of go yet. Doctors have put me on drugs, LOL, for right now. Anyway. Probably the last of seeing me. Thanks for checking in.

Take a look.

A memorial service for Hardy will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Hardy Fox!

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