Fans are in mourning following the death of longtime music artist Tony Kinman. Tony — a songwriter, composer, and musician — sadly died following his ongoing cancer battle at 63 years old.
According to Billboard, he was one of the founding members for hit bands The Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird, and Cowboy Nation. He’s best-known for his involvement with The Dils along with his brother Chip Kinman; the band released a number of hits during the ‘70s.
Many fans remember him as the genius behind “cowpunk” — a hybrid genre of country music and punk rock, reported the LA Times.
His brother announced the sad news via Facebook on Friday, May 4th. He wrote, “Tony Kinman R.I.P. 1956-2018,” and posted a photo of young Tony smoking a cigarette.
Tony continued his music career almost all the way up until the time of his death. His most recent musical works, “Wicked Song” and “Lost in the Middle,” were released in 2017.
Several fans and others in the music industry honored Tony via social media after the heartbreaking news was released to the public.
Please keep Tony Kinman’s family in your prayers. In other breaking news, a famous 1950s singer also passed away recently.