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Former KORN Guitarist Shane Gibson Has Died

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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In a shocking development, guitarist Shane Gibson passed away last night. Gibson was the touring guitarist for Korn in the absence of Brian "Head" Welch in 2005. He also contributed guitar tracks to Korn frontman Jonathan Davis' solo material and had a progressive project named stOrk.

Update: Korn members have chimed in with tributes. Read 'em here.

ThePRP picked up on a message from his bandmates in stOrk:

“It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that stOrk founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. He was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.


His Facebook page has become filled with tributes from fans and friends. Gibson became engaged to his girlfriend earlier this year.

Update: Korn members have chimed in with tributes. Read 'em here.

Our thoughts go out to Shane's family.

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