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Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey dies at 47


VERN Rumsey, the bassist for the ’90s rock band Unwound, has died at the age of 47, according to his Household Gods bandmate Conan Neutron.

The musician’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Conan remembered his late friend with a sweet photo of the two of them on Facebook on Thursday.

He shared the news of Vern’s passing, writing: “Absolutely stunned and shocked. Vern Rumsey is gone. 

“I have few details. One of the sweetest and most pure hearts I know and one of my favorite bass players of all time. 

The rocker continued: “I can barely process this right now. I was such a fan of what he did, he was in one of my favorite bands (Unwound). 

“He was a compatriot, my Household Gods bandmate and my friend of many years. 

“I'm devastated. This is impossibly heavy and I can barely handle it.”

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