Beasts Of Bourbon Bassist Brian Hooper Has Died

Written by Tom Williams on 26th April, 2018

Beasts Of Bourbon Bassist Brian Hooper Has Died

Solo artist and Beasts Of Bourbon bassist Brian Hooper has died, after being diagnosed with lung cancer last year.

Hooper, who also played with the likes of Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard and Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, passed away last week, his partner Ninevah Hooper confirmed in a statement (below) on Facebook.

“Brian’s ship peacefully sailed this morning,” she wrote. “I was with him during that departure. It’s the hardest thing a partner could ever do but to say good bye.

“I told my three year old twins that mummy and drs could no longer bring daddy home. Daddy was flying away like [a] free bird in the blue sky.”

Hooper, who first joined Beasts Of Bourbon in 1990, performed his final show with Beasts Of Bourbon at a Melbourne benefit concert held in his honour earlier this month.

Watch footage from the Melbourne show, below.

Ninevah Hooper Statement (Via Facebook)

Dear All

Brian’s ship peacefully sailed this morning. I was with him during that departure. It’s the hardest thing a partner could ever do but to say good bye.

I told my three year old twins that mummy and drs could no longer bring daddy home. Daddy was flying away like s free bird in the blue sky.

Ava, Charlize, Matthew, Nina and Lana are all grieving the loss of their beautiful father. The Haddad and Hooper family are also experiencing their pain.

Cinzia Cozzolino and Michelle Rowe also cherish their memories of Brian.

Thank you for the support.

Xxxxx
Ninevah Hooper


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