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Crystal Fighters drummer dies

By | Published on Monday 15 September 2014

Andrea Marongiu

Crystal Fighters confirmed on Friday that the band’s drummer Andrea Marongiu had died. The cause of death is not currently known, though Marongiu had posted on his own social media earlier in the week that he was now “at home recovering”.

In a posting on Facebook, the band wrote: “It is with deep regret and great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our drummer and friend, Andrea Marongiu”.

“Andrea was not only one of the most brilliant, skilful and charismatic drummers to have ever graced the stage, but also an incredibly kind, fun and loving friend to us all. Our condolences go out to anyone who was lucky enough to have known him, and most particularly to his family”.

“We are all completely heartbroken by this news and we can’t hold back the tears as we write this message to you. Andrea, thank you for all the incredible joy and life you brought to this band and to our lives for the last four years. We love you and we miss you more than words can say right now”

Originally from Sardinia, Marongiu was invited to join Crystal Fighters ahead of their appearance at Bestival in 2010, just before the release of the band’s debut album ‘Stars Of Love’. He had performed with the group ever since.