Former The Black Crowes Keyboardist Eddie Harsch 1957 – 2016

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Former keyboardist in The Black Crowes Eddie Harsch has passed away at the age of 59. His death was confirmed by his band mate Rich Robinson.

Robinson had recently recruited Harsch to be part of a new band The Magpie Salute along with other Crowes members Marc Ford and Sven Pipien. In a post on Facebook, Robinson shared the following regarding Harsch:

It is with the saddest of hearts that we bid farewell to our dear friend Eddie Harsch. Eddie was a brilliant musician, with a beautiful heart. We should remember Eddie for his music, his great sense of humor, and his positive outlook on life.

We ask that everyone please respect the privacy of Eddie’s family at this time. Let’s honor him by celebrating his musical contributions to the world, and by sending positive thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Our hearts will forever remain with our musical brother.

Update: The Black Crowes founding member Chris Robinson shared a message regarding Harsch:

I’m sad to say goodbye to my old friend and one of my great musical teachers, Ed Harsch. Thank you Ed, I will miss you. -CR

Born in Toronto, Harsch was a member of The Black Crowes beginning in 1991 and remained with the group through 2006.