Richard Swift Dead At 41

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Richard's sad passing comes after it was revealed that he had been sent to hospital last month after suffering a "life threatening condition", although details of the illness were not given.

He continued, writing: 'He's now with his Mom and Sister.

A representative for Swift said he died on Tuesday morning in Tacoma, Washington.

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Musician and producer Richard Swift has passed away at 41-years-old. I will miss you my friend'.

Producer and singer-songwriter Richard Swift, a member of The Black Keys, has died, his bandmate Dan Auerbach confirmed on social media Tuesday.

U.S. rock band The Black Keys have paid tribute to Swift, who was their former touring bassist. "Today the world lost of the most talented musicians I know".

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He also released multiple solo albums and EP's.

At that time, a GoFundMe was created to help Swift with medical expenses.

A California native born on March 16, 1977, Swift made a handful of solo records in the 2000s and produced albums for such acts as Gardens & Villa, Sylvie Lewis, Damien Jurado and later Guster.

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He was a mainstay on the national touring roster, supporting bands like The Black Keys, Wilco and The Shins onstage, while maintaining an OR presence at his Cottage Grove recording studio, National Freedom. "We are so grateful you have extended so much generosity and love to our beloved Swift", the update read.