We are sad to report that Fred Cole, of Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows, has died. He had been in the hospital with bleeding in his liver. He was 69. News broke in the Dead Moon Facebook group:

I'm so sorry to have to let you know that Fred lost his battle with cancer & passed away peacefully in his sleep last night, Nov 9, 2017. Thanks you one & all for all the years & memories we all shared together, for being friends first & business partners second, so proud to be a part of your lives.
Fred had that quality of being "immortal" and I believe his songs & recordings will make it so. We can always hear his voice & his passion there and remember it like it was only yesterday & will go on forever. I love you all, Toody
"The last train is leaving
Can't you read the signals in my eyes
And I'm standing on the platform
Waiting for the ones I've left behind"
Fred Cole
Last Train

Dead Moon's Andrew Loomis died in 2016, and Fred is survived by his wife and bandmate Toody Cole. Rest in peace, Fred. Your music lives on.

Listen to Dead Moon's 1989 Unknown Passage, and read a few tributes, below.