Dex Romweber of Flat Duo Jets Dead at 57, Jack White and Cat Power Pay Tribute

"He was one of my favorite people I've ever known and one of my most cherished influences"

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Feb 19, 2024

Dexter Romweber, singer-guitarist of influential rockabilly band Flat Duo Jets, has died. He was 57.

Romweber's family announced the news on Facebook, noting that he died at home on Friday (February 16) and was found by his sister Monica. He died of a cardiac arrest.

Flat Duo Jets formed in 1983 as a guitar/drums duo, later adding a bassist and other touring members. They broke up in 1999, and Romweber continued to perform in the Dex Romweber Duo along with his sister Sara (who died in 2019).

Romweber remained active in recent years, releasing the solo album Good Thing Goin' in April of 2023.

Jack White has long cited Flat Duo Jets as one of his primary influences, and Romweber's projects released music through White's Third Man Records. White paid tribute to Romweber on Instagram, writing, "He was one of my favourite people I've ever known and one of my most cherished influences."

Cat Power also posted about Romweber, writing, "You are responsible for me playing guitar," and, "I cannot comprehend a world without you Dexter."

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