Published Dec 16, 2009Chris "Spacewolf" Feinstein, the the bassist in Ryan Adams's former band the Cardinals, passed away on Monday (December 14) at the age of 42. As of yet, the cause of death is unknown.
Feinstein was a member of Ryan Adams & the Cardinals during their final albums, appearing on Easy Tiger, Follow the Lights and Cardinology. His nickname, "Spacewolf," was given to him by Adams himself.
Since the Cardinals' split from Adams, Feinstein had performed with Albert Hammond Jr. and written songs for Santigold's debut album, as well as worked as a producer on the I Am Sam soundtrack. Most recently, he had helped back New Zealand songwriter Gin Wigmore with the remaining Cardinals.
TwentyFourBit points to a number of tributes to Feinstein, including a blog post from guitarist Neil Casal and a YouTube video from Feinstein's good friend Matthew Ryan.
Stay tuned for updates on Feinstein's cause of death.
UPDATE: A memorial fund has been set up in in Feinstein's honour. To make donations, they can be sent via PayPal to [email protected]