Former A Life Once Lost drummer TJ de Blois has passed away. The new of de Blois' passing comes from founding A Life Once Lost guitarist Vadim Taver, who both performed on 's debut 2000 album Open Your Mouth For The Speechless… In Case Of Those Appointed To Die and 2001 EP The Fourth Plague: Flies. We wish de Blois' friends and family all the best at this time.
"I can't believe I'm writing this just two weeks after losing another friend," said Taver via Instagram. I met TJ de Blois at a show in 1998 and decided immediately I need to be in a band with him and we formed A Life Once Lost very briefly after. We spent countless hours hanging out, going to shows, writing music, playing shows, sitting in a van together. I have so many things I can say about him, but for now I'll just say that his musical talent was beyond words.
"Even at 14, I knew he was someone special and I have really great and fond memories with him. Aside from ALOL, he has made great music with Like Lions, Halfway to Holland, Zolof the R&R Destroyer, Colors, and countless others. Sending much love to his family and kids. You will be missed my friend."