Several fellow musicians and friends of Kennedy confirmed the news on social media this week.
Over the years, Kennedy played bass on I Killed The Prom Queen’s When Goodbye Means Forever, Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You EP and Music for the Recently Deceased. Along with playing bass in I Killed The Prom Queen, Sean Kennedy was also the bassist for Deez Nuts since 2014.
On Tuesday, however, I Killed The Prom Queen vocalist Michael Crafter announced Kennedy passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23. At this time, the cause of death has not been disclosed.
“For years we stood side by side on stage or in band photos,” Crafter says on Instagram. “We slept on floors, in vans, planes and somehow managed to tour the world. Time went way to fast. We experienced highs and lows on the road and after all we went through, you will always be my friend. As the years passed us by I’m glad we’ve always been there for each other. When I called you last week I didn’t think it would be the last. I wish I could say goodbye. Love and will always miss you mate. Rest In Peace Sean Kennedy 24/6/1985 – 23/2/2021.”
Since his original post, Crafter has shared various other memories and Sean Kennedy tributes on his Instagram including a video montage of I Killed The Prom Queen.
Along with Crafter, several other musicians have paid tribute to Kennedy this week including The Amity Affliction, the band’s vocalist Ahren Stringer and Suicide Silence‘s Dan Kenny. Deez Nuts’ JJ Peters also shared a post following Kennedy’s death this week.
“Rest easy dear friend. We send all our love and thoughts to SK’s friends and family.”
“You were one of a kind @skdtd my brother my friend my confidant. My heart is broken you were so loved so real and just a true fucking legend. I’ll never forget you.”
“RIP SK, my tour twin. DK & SK!You were such a witty funny guy and I loved hanging and partying with you. I will miss you. Rest easy my brother”
“I LOVE YOU SK.”
Our thoughts go out to Sean Kennedy’s family at this time.