Musician Dave Rosser – best known for his guitar work with the rock band The Afghan Whigs – died Tuesday. He was 50.
Dave Rosser Cause of Death
Rosser died following a battle with inoperable colon cancer.
The band took to Facebook to confirm the news of Rosser’s passing.
His cancer battle was first revealed in October, when The Afghan Whigs announced two special performances in New Orleans and Los Angeles in an effort to raise money for his medical expenses.
Following the diagnosis, Rosser remained active with the band, contributing to their eighth album, In Spades, which was released on May 5.
Rosser’s friend and fellow rocker Jeff Klein also posted on Facebook about the passing.
Career & The Afghan Whigs
The Afghan Whigs formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986, and latter broke up in 2001. In 2014, the band reformed with new members — including Rosser, who previously played alongside vocalist Greg Dulli’s side projects The Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins — to release their first album in 16 years, Do to the Beast.
Throughout his career, Rosser also worked with notable artists such as Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur and Tim Heidecker.