RIP: Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü

RIP: Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü

From the Star Tribune:

He flirted with rock stardom as the co-leader of the ’80s punk band Hüsker Dü, became friends with deep thinkers like William S. Burroughs and Patti Smith and continued traveling the world to perform. But Grant Hart never left the Twin Cities, and remained a figurehead and fixture in his hometown music scene for nearly four decades.

Hart, age 56, died late Wednesday or early Thursday. He had been diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer in recent months.

“The tragic news of Grant’s passing was not unexpected to me. My deepest condolences and thoughts to Grant’s family, friends, and fans around the world,” Hart’s Hüsker Dü bandmate Bob Mould wrote on Facebook early Thursday. “Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.” […]

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