Richard Swift (1977 - 2018)

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Richard Swift (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Richard Swift, singer-songwriter, musician and producer who worked with the Shins and many others, has died at the age of 41, according to multiple news sources.

The sad news was announced in a Facebook post and it was confirmed to Pitchfork and other media outlets.

No cause of death was given. In June, a GoFundMe campaign was started to help Swift with medical costs for an undisclosed life threatening medical condition.

The multi-instrumentalist was a member of the Shins from 2011 until 2016 and he was a touring musician with the Black Keys.

Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys paid tribute to Swift on Instagram.

“Today the world lost one of the most talented musicians I know. “I will miss you my friend.”

Swift produced albums for many on the independent music scene including Foxygen, Guster, Damien Jurado, and the Mynabirds. He opened as a solo artist on Wilco’s 2007 tour.

He also released multiple solo albums and EP’s.

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