Women Guitarist Christopher Reimer's Cause of Death Revealed; Funeral and Memorial Album Streams to Take Place Tomorrow
Published Feb 28, 2012Last week, the music world was saddened to learn that Women guitarist Christopher Reimer died in his sleep at the young age of 26. At the time of his death, it was not immediately clear how the musician died, but now Women's Canadian label Flemish Eye has confirmed he passed away due to complications related to a heart condition.
The label also points to Reimer's upcoming funeral service, which will take place in Calgary tomorrow (February 29) at 7 p.m. MST at the Knox United Church (506 - 4th Street SW). You can get the full details of the service here.
As Pitchfork reports, Reimer's family aims to set up a fund in his honour, with the details to be revealed via the musician's memorial site.
Also, in memory of Reimer, Flemish Eye, Women and the band's U.S. label Jagjaguar have asked that fans stream both of Women's albums tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST in his honour.
The post reads: "In honor and memory of Chris Reimer, who passed away February 21st, 2012 due to complications from a heart condition, we invite fans and friends to celebrate his life and work with the band Women. On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 29th at 3p EST, we invite and encourage fans to listen to both Women albums back to back... It's a simple gesture in remembrance of our talented and compassionate friend, Chris."
You will be able to stream the albums here.