Former I Killed The Prom Queen Bassist Sean Kennedy Dead at 35

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Sad news for the metal and hardcore community today, as Sean Kennedy, former bassist for Australian metalcore act I Killed The Prom Queen, has died. He was only 35 years old.

A cause of death has not been revealed.

The news has been confirmed by several artists’ posts on social media, notably by former I Killed the Prom Queen vocalist Michael Crafter.

“For years we stood side by side on stage or in band photos,” wrote Crafter via Instagram. “We slept on floors, in vans, planes and some how managed to tour the world. Time went way to 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.

“Rest In Peace
“Sean Kennedy 24/6/1985 – 23/2/2021”


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Other musicians who have paid tribute to Kennedy online include The Amity Affliction frontman Ahren Stringer, who posted a picture of he and Sean to his Instagram.

“You were one of a kind @skdtd my brother my friend my confidant,” wrote Stringer. “My heart is broken you were so loved so real and just a true fucking legend. I’ll never forget you.”


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Kennedy joined I Killed The Prom Queen in 2003, and was with the band until 2013. He was apparently not part of their reformation shortly thereafter. He performed on the band’s first two full-length studio albums, 2003’s When Goodbye Means Forever and 2006’s Music for the Recently Deceased.

Everyone at The Pit sends their heart out to Sean’s friends, family, fans and collaborators during this difficult time.


Words by Chris Krovatin