We've received word that Kent Abbott, former guitarist/vocalist for Victory Records band Somehow Hollow passed away on Jan. 7 from undisclosed causes. He was 32. Abbott got his start playing guitar for Canadian post-hardcore stalwarts Grade, joining the band following the release of their final full-length, 2001's Headfirst Straight To Hell. Following that band's demise, he committed to Somehow Hollow full-time, releasing their Victory Records debut, Busted Wings And Rusted Halos, in 2003. Somehow Hollow disbanded in 2004; more recently, Abbott could be found playing bass with the .45 Goodbye.
Abbott's untimely death caused many musicians to take to Twitter and mourn the loss. Among them:
Saddens us to hear about our Canadian brother passing . Kent Abbott was a huge SO fan, talentedguitarist & dear friend to many. RIP KA— Strung Out (@StrungOutMusic) January 9, 2013
Shocked and saddened to hear that friend and Grade/Somehow Hollow guitarist Kent Abbott passed away. All our thoughts are with his family.— Grade (@GradeHC) January 9, 2013
Rest In Peace my old friend Kent Abbott from Somehow Hollow. We shared a lot of laughs and good times and I'm going to miss you brother.— Billy Hamilton (@billverstein) January 9, 2013
R.I.P Kent Abbott. Will never forget our tour out east with you bud. You will be missed.— Neil Boshart (@TheDukeSays) January 10, 2013
Our old friend Kent Abbott from Somehow Hollow passed away this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.— Ben Rispin (@BenjaminRispin) January 9, 2013
Our deepest condolences go out ot the family, friends and fans of Kent Abbott. His funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada; details can be found here. Below is a video of Somehow Hollow's music video for "Kamloops."