Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Dead at 50

Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Dead at 50
Dave Rosser, a guitarist for the long-running alt-rock group, the Afghan Whigs, has passed away at the age of 50. He died following a brief battle with colon cancer.

Rosser joined the band for their reunion in 2011, playing on their albums Do to the Beast and the recent In Spades. He had also played guitar alongside Greg Dulli in the Gutter Twins.

Further, Rosser lent his skills to music from Twilight Singers, Mark Lanegan, Marc Broussard and Tim Heidecker. 

The Afghan Twigs confirmed his passing with a Facebook post, which reads as follows:

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration.

Dave Rosser passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by love. Thank you to all who kept him in their hearts. He is forever in ours.


The band is set to embark on a tour in support of In Spades later this year, though it's as-yet unclear if Rosser's passing will affect their plans.