Jon Kennedy, the former bassist for CRADLE OF FILTH and former vocalist for HECATE ENTHRONED has died at the age of 46.
COF singer Dani Filth shared the news on social media stating: “It is with much sadness that we hear about the untimely passing of our former bassist Jon Kennedy. He was a great bassist and singer who filled in for CRADLE at a time of such magical import, mayhem and mischief.
I distinctly remember having a wickedly wonderful week staying just outside Wrexham in Wales at Jon’s Mum’s house in 1995. We picked our own magic mushrooms from a local football pitch and then watched Emperor synch up with the newly-released Disney Aladdin on VHS, heading out to undertake Black Metal shenanigans thereafter. We were always pulling pranks and playfully winding each other up back in those days. He will be missed!”
Kennedy replaced Robin “Graves” Eaglestone during the Principle Of Evil Made Flesh Tour and participated in the first recording sessions for “Dusk And Her Embrace” and performed on “Dusk On Her Embrace – The Original Sin”.
Kennedy was also vocalist and founding member of UK Symphonic Black Metallers HECATE ENTHRONED, performing on their first two full-length albums.
The band states: “We are shook and devasted by the passing of our brother Jon Kennedy. This isn’t just a huge loss for his family and friends, but for the thousands of music fans and genre lovers that he touched and inspired.
Jon’s passion for music was huge and at times all consuming which is reflected in how he is revered within the Black Metal scene. Working with Jon on music was fun, inspiring and challenging because anyone with that drive and passion was a force and this continued after HECATE with all his musical endeavours right up to the end with the Power house IMPERIAL GENOCIDE. But this passion was matched with the love for his family and his close friends. A loving father and husband and son.
Our thoughts and hearts are with his wonderful family at this incredibly difficult time. As we mourn our brother please be mindful of his family and respect their space. But please raise the horns for Jon.
Nos da Jon
Donations to the go fund me to help his family would be greatly appreciated. https://gofund.me/744c9609 “
Rest In Peace, Jon …
We send our sincerest condolences to Jon Kennedy’s family, bandmates and friends.