Sean Kennedy, I Killed The Prom Queen Bassist, dead aged 35

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
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Sean Kennedy, the former bassist for Aussie band I Killed The Prom Queen has died at the age of 35.

Michel Crafter, a former band mate, confirmed the news when he shared a tribute on social media.

Sean Kennedy in a black and white photo wearing jeans and a check shirt
Sean Kennedy is the former bassist for Aussie band I Killed The Prom Queen. Photo: Instagram/crafter618

“For years we stood side-by-side on stage or in band photos,” Michel wrote on Instagram.

“We slept on floors, in vans, planes and some how managed to tour the world. Time went way too fast. We experienced highs and lows on the road and after all we went through, you will always be my friend.

“As the years passed us by I’m glad we’ve always been there for each other.

"When I called you last week I didn’t think it would be the last. I wish I could say goodbye.

"Love and will always miss you mate."

According to his post, Sean died on February 23.

The musician has today also posted another touching tribute to his friend, after having Steve Kennedy's initials SK tattooed on his shoulder.

sean kennedy playing the bass
Sean died on February 23. Photo: Instagram/crafter618

Sean joined Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen in 2003.

He appeared on the band’s debut album When Goodbye Means Forever … (2003), followed by the EP Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You (2005), and the band’s follow-up album Music For the Recently Deceased (2006).

He was also the bassist for hardcore punk band Deez Nuts, after he replaced bassist Jon Green in 2014.

sean kennedy in a swimming pool
Sean joined Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen in 2003. Photo: Instagram

Fans also took to social media to share their shock and support.

"I’m so sorry for you all. Such a massive part of Australian hardcore/music," one person wrote.

"So sorry for your loss mate. The music you guys made got me through some really tough times, So thankful for you guys," another wrote.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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