Christian artist and founding member the band America, Dan Peek passed away at age 60 on Sunday. The cause of death is still unknown.
He added: “We created lasting music together and experienced a life that we could never have imagined. Although we eventually went our separate ways, his contributions to the music of ‘America’ have always been present and will last forever.”
Third band mate Gerry Beckley also expressed his grief for the death of his friend.
“I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Dans passing. He was a dear friend for many years. Dan and his music will live on in the great songs he shared with us all.”
Peeks official website displays a simple message reading: “Dan Went to Heaven on July 24th.”
Here's a very cool interview with Peek several years ago.