Former Weezer member DEAD!

The rockers of Weezer are in the midst of a tragedy.

The group’s 40-year-old former bass player, Mikey Welsh, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday afternoon.

Welsh, who was in town for Weezer’s performance at Riot Fest, was found unresponsive and on the floor by hotel staff members at the Raffaello Hotel after the musician failed to check out of his room.

Following news of his passing, the current members of Weezer shared their condolences via their website.

While autopsy results are still pending, authorities said a drug overdose is suspected as Welsh’s cause of death.

Welsh played with the band from 1998 to 2001, leaving Weezer to pursue a second career as a painter after he suffered a nervous breakdown, according to the band’s website.

Poor thing… R.I.P

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