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Molly Hatchet Frontman, Phil McCormack Dead at 58

Updated On 29 Apr, 2019 Published On

The frontman for over two decades of the Southern rocker's band, Molly Hatchet, Phil McCormack, has passed away at age 58.

The death news was confirmed by the band in their Facebook statements, which read as,

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of our friend and band member, Phil McCormack. 

Our condolences and prayers go out to his family during this time of loss. Phil's contributions to Molly Hatchet were heard around the world. He will be missed but never forgotten.

The singer's cause of death is however still unknown.

Phil joined the band Molly Hatchet in 1992 as a temporary replacement for original frontman Danny Joe Brown.

He later became a full-time member in April 1995 after Danny permanently left the band owing to health problems. 

Since his entry in the Molly Hatchet, Phil McCormack has performed on seven albums: 

  • Devil's Canyon,
  • Silent Reign of Heroes,
  • Kingdom of XII,
  • Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge,
  • Southern Rock Masters,
  • Justice 
  • Regrinding the Axes.

Prior to joining Molly Hatchet, Phil was a member of another Southern rocker band The Roadducks and contributed to their 1987 album Get Ducked.

The Roadducks released their own statement, saying,

Phil was a fabulous, singer, bandmate, brother, and human being. Collectively we spent thousands of hours that turned into thousands of days together, creating an unbreakable bond few people are fortunate enough to ever experience

Phil McCormack was 58 when died on 26th April 2019.