The Argentinean rock band is mourning the loss of musician Gabriel Mannelli

Por People Staff
Updated Enero 15, 2008
Cortesía Universal Music

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.