Musician Richard Swift Dead At 41

Musician Richard Swift who played with The Shins and The Black Keys dead at 41

Swift had been suffering from an undisclosed "life-threatening condition", and a GoFundMe was launched last month to pay for his medical expenses. He died in Tacoma, Washington Tuesday, his Facebook page confirmed.

"To the ether that now carries you, Richard: I've never met anyone like you and you changed the way i think about music forever and ever", Ryan Miller of Guster said, reflecting on Swift's passing.

Auerbach expressed his sadness at the news of Swift's death on Twitter, writing, "I will miss you, my friend".

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Record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift, who collaborated with artists including The Pretenders, The Black Keys and Sharon Van Etten, has died aged 41. He also formed The Arcs with The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach.

From 2005 onwards, Swift released a series of albums and EPs that blended classic guitar-driven songwriting with offbeat production touches and his own soulful vocals.

Outside of his solo career, Swift played in a number of bands, including The Shins, The Black Keys, and The Arcs.

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He also released multiple solo albums and EP's.

The accompanying page explained: 'Richard needs your love and support now as he is up against some tough odds.

Being uninsured meant 'the cost of the care he is getting is a lot.

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At the time of Swift's death, more than $87,000 had been donated.

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