Argentinean rock band Babasónicos posted the sad news on their website: bass player Gabriel Mannelli died Saturday morning after losing a battle to an invasive disease he’d been fighting for some time. He was 38.
“Those of us lucky enough to know him will miss him a lot,” the group’s homepage reads.
Saddened by the unfortunate news, the band members expressed: “We will certainly remember him as someone who was different, who, among many other things, dedicated himself to making the world a place with more art.”
The band, which formed in the ’90s, will head to London in February to start working on what will be their ninth album.