Musicians are mourning the loss of Television frontman Tom Verlaine, who has died following a brief illness.
Artists like Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea, Blondie‘s Chris Stein and many others took to social media to honor the innovative guitarist, who died peacefully in New York City, a Television representative confirmed to Billboard on (Saturday) Jan. 28. He was 73.
“This is a time when all seemed possible. Farewell Tom, aloft the Omega,” Smith, Verlaine’s former partner and collaborator, captioned a black-and-white photo on Instagram.
Stipe also shared a heartfelt remembrance through R.E.M.’s official Instagram account.
“I have lost a hero.
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