Earlier this week, the sad news broke that former He Is Legend and Bloodjinn guitarist McKenzie Bell passed away. Bloodjinn broke the news, and He Is Legend have now also issued a statement:

Learning of McKenzie Bell’s passing has left us all with heavy hearts. He truly was a one of a kind person. We spent many years cutting our teeth playing together in different bands at local spots here in Wilmington, in the practice room, in a tour van across the entire country. We know that he touched many people’s lives in the 35 years he was with us on this planet, and everyone’s memories of him will live on forever. Our hearts go out to his friends and family, especially his loving mother. He had a very long, hard road to go down after his accident. We’re hoping you finally have some peace, McKenzie. Pour it out, boys.

McKenzie played on He Is Legend's first two albums, including their 2004 debut I Am Hollywood, which you can stream here: