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Richard Swift, 'The Black Keys' Musician, Dies at Age 41

Updated On 05 Jul, 2018 Published On

Richard Swift, The Black Keys bassist, has died one month after revealing he had been suffering from a “life-threatening condition.”  He was only 41.

His bandmate Dan Auerbach took to Instagram on Tuesday, July 3 to confirm the death news of his friend.

Alongside a photo of the two, Dan wrote, "Today the world lost of the most talented musicians I know. He’s now with his Mom and Sister. I will miss you my friend."

Here's the post check it out.

An official Facebook page for Richard also shared a black-and-white photo of him to confirmed the news on Tuesday.

The caption reads, "And all the angels since ‘Que Sera Sera.’ Richard Ochoa Swift. March 16. 1977 – July 3, 2018."

In March, representatives for Richard confirmed to media that due to a “life-threatening condition”, he had been hospitalized and was recovering in Tacoma, Washington.

After his hospitalization, Richard's family then launched a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $100,000 but only $87,000 had been donated.

Born in Utah, the musician was raised in Utah, Minnesota and Oregon before relocating to Southern California in order to launch his music career.

Richard is survived by his wife Shealynn Swift and their three children.