R.I.P. Let's Active Drummer Sara Romweber

She was 55
R.I.P. Let's Active Drummer Sara Romweber
Sara Romweber — the original drummer of North Carolina jangle-pop heroes Let's Active — has died. She was 55.

Romweber's passing was confirmed by her manager to Pitchfork, revealing the musician died of a brain tumour.

On Instagram this morning, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan wrote, "Sara Romweber was one of the kindest, most unique & inspiring people I've known.... A fantastically powerful and creative drummer."
 

Romweber joined Mitch Easter and bassist Faye Hunter to form Let's Active when the drummer was just 17. Romweber played on both the 1983 Afoot EP and Cypress, the 1984 debut full-length by Let's Active. However, she left the band shortly after.

Following her time in Let's Active, Romweber co-founded the group Snatches of Pink and performed with her brother as the Dex Romweber Duo. In 2014, she helped Easter stage a Let's Active reunion during a benefit show.

As previously reported, Let's Active bassist Faye Hunter passed away in 2013 at the age of 59.