Former Black Crowes Keyboardist Eddie Harsch Dies at 59
Nov 04, 2016Ryan & Heather
A former member of the Black Crowes has died. Keyboardist Eddie Harsch was 59 years old. No cause of death was given.
Harsch played with the Crowes from 1991 through 2006, touring and performing on albums including The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica and Three Snakes and One Charm.
He was back behind the keys from 2005-06 during the band’s brief reunion.
Born in Toronto, Harsch was most recently the keyboardist in the Magpie Salute, the band formed by ex-Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson that also includes guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, other past members of the Crowes.
“It is with the saddest of hearts that we bid farewell to our dear friend Eddie Harsch,” Rich Robinson says in a statement. “Eddie was a brilliant musician, with a beautiful heart. We should remember Eddie for his music, his great sense of humor and his positive outlook on life. We ask that everyone please respect the privacy of Eddie’s family at this time. Let’s honor him by celebrating his musical contributions to the world, and by sending positive thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Our hearts will forever remain with our musical brother.”