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We wish Kennedy's friends and family all the best at this time.

Jon Kennedy

Former Cradle Of Filth and Hecate Enthroned bassist Jon Kennedy has died at 46 years old. Kennedy played for Cradle Of Filth between 1994 and 1995, and for Hecate Enthroned between 1995 and 1998. We wish Kennedy's friends and family all the best at this time.

"It is with much sadness that we hear about the untimely passing of our former bassist Jon Kennedy," wrote Cradle Of Filth vocalist Dani FIlth.

"He was a great bassist and singer who filled in for Cradle at a time of such magical import, mayhem and mischief.

"I distinctly remember having a wickedly wonderful week staying just outside Wrexham in Wales at Jon’s Mum’s house in 1995.

"We picked our own magic mushrooms from a local football pitch and then watched Emperor synch up with the newly-released Disney Aladdin on VHS, heading out to undertake Black Metal shenanigans thereafter. We were always pulling pranks and playfully winding each other up back in those days.

"He will be missed!

"Godspeed old friend."

Hecate Enthroned also issued their own statement, which reads: "We are shook and devastated by the passing of our brother Jon Kennedy. This isn't just a huge loss for his family and friends, but for the thousands of music fans and genre lovers that he touched and inspired.

"Jon's passion for music was huge and at times all consuming which is reflected in how he is revered within the Black Metal scene. Working with Jon on music was fun, inspiring and challenging because anyone with that drive and passion was a force and this continued after Hecate with all his musical endeavours right up to the end with the Power house Imperial Genocide. But this passion was matched with the love for his family and his close friends. A loving father and husband and son.

"Our thoughts and hearts are with his wonderful family at this incredibly difficult time. As we mourn our brother please be mindful of his family and respect their space. But please raise the horns for Jon.

"Nos da Jon

"Donations to the go fund me [link here] to help his family would be greatly appreciated."

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