The Canadian metal band KITTIE has made the somber announcement on their facebook page that bassist Trish Doan has died.
The band wrote: "It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan.
She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated.
"We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family's privacy during this difficult time."
In early 2008, it was reported that Doan originally left KITTIE due to the eating disorder anorexia- nervosa, which she had been struggling with for almost two years.
She was only 31 years old.
A Republican and Tea Party activist in Michigan suggested at the state party's convention over the weekend that Kid Rock would make a good candidate to try and win a Senate seat in 2018. Wes Nakagiri — the activist and now a member of the party's central committee — said that Rock "has name I.D., is an out-of-the-box idea, and would kind of get rid of that stodgy Republican image."
Nakagiri pointed to Donald Trump's presidential campaign as a "template" for a Kid Rock run, saying, "I'll bet you he would generate as much excitement as Trump did." The singer has never expressed any interest in running for office himself, and his representatives have not responded to the stories about the possible Senate run, which seems like just wishful thinking on Nakagiri's part.
Rock is working on its eleventh studio album, which is due out later this year and will follow up 2015's "First Kiss".