The Adolescents' Steve Soto Dead at 54

The Adolescents' Steve Soto Dead at 54
Steve Soto, founding member of the influential Orange County punk band the Adolescents, has passed away. He was 54 years old.

Though his cause of death has not yet been revealed, Soto's passing was confirmed by his family and friends. He died in his sleep yesterday (June 27).

Soto formed the Adolescents in 1980 and was the only constant member throughout the band's decades-long career. The group recently concluded a tour and were gearing up to release a new album called Crop Duster.

Soto's long and illustrious career also included time as a member of Agent Orange, as well as contributing to releases from Manic Hispanic, 22 Jacks, Joyride and CJ Ramone, among others.

Read tributes to the late Soto below.

Thank you Steve Soto #stevesoto #adolescents

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