Grade/Somehow Hollow guitarist Kent Abbott passes away at age 32

January 9, 2013 by Scott Heisel

Grade/Somehow Hollow guitarist Kent Abbott passes away at age 32

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:

 

 

 

 

 

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."

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