Widespread Panic & Nance Family Address Todd Nance’s Death

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As reported, founding Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance passed away at age 57. Both Widespread Panic and the Nance Family issued statements about Todd’s death this morning in Athens, Georgia from “sudden and unexpectedly severe complications of a chronic illness.”

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Todd Nance, a founding member of Widespread Panic, passed away early this morning in Athens, GA from sudden and unexpectedly severe complications of a chronic illness,” starts the note from the Nance Family. “There are no services being planned at this time, but information will be shared as decisions are made regarding the best way to honor Todd’s extraordinary life and career. The Nance family appreciates the love and support of all and requests that their privacy be honored during this hard time.”

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Read a statement from the Widespread Panic Family below:

With heavy Hearts and Loving memories we say good bye to our Brother Todd Alton Nance. Widespread Panic was born the night of Todd’s first show. He and Mikey had played music together in High school (maybe Junior high) and with a lucky thought, Michael tracked him down and asked him to join us – because we had a gig, but needed a drummer. For thirty years Todd was the engine of the Widespread Panic. He wrote great songs, and was a giving and forgiving collaborator. T Man was the epitome of a “team player.” Drove the Band and drove the van.

Funny, adventurous, and a very kind Soul, we wish Todd and his Family peace during this sad time after so many happy times.

Safe travels, Brother Todd.

With Love, the Boys and Girls of Widespread Panic

  • In Memoriam: Widespread Panic Founding Drummer Todd Nance 1962 - 2020

    In Memoriam: Widespread Panic Founding Drummer Todd Nance 1962 - 2020

    Widespread Panic founding drummer Todd Nance has died at age 57.