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Widespread Panic co-founder, Todd Nance, has died

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Original Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance has died from severe complications of a chronic illness at the age of 57.

The announcement was posted by family today:

It is with great sadness that we announce that Todd Nance, a founding member of Widespread Panic, passed away early this morning in Athens, GA from sudden and unexpectedly severe complications of a chronic illness. There are no services being planned at this time, but information will be shared as decisions are made regarding the best way to honor Todd’s extraordinary life and career. The Nance family appreciates the love and support of all and requests that their privacy be honored during this hard time.

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From the Widespread Panic Family:

With heavy Hearts and Loving memories we say good bye to our Brother Todd Alton Nance. Widespread Panic was born the night of Todd’s first show. He and Mikey had played music together in High school (maybe Junior high) and with a lucky thought, Michael tracked him down and asked him to join us – because we had a gig, but needed a drummer. For thirty years Todd was the engine of the Widespread Panic. He wrote great songs, and was a giving and forgiving collaborator. T Man was the epitome of a “team player.” Drove the Band and drove the van.

Funny, adventurous, and a very kind Soul, we wish Todd and his Family peace during this sad time after so many happy times.

Safe travels, Brother Todd.

With Love, the Boys and Girls of Widespread Panic

LeeC

TLC in the Morning

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