Guitarist Alex Brown of the hardcore outfit Gorilla Biscuits has died. According to a social media post from his friend and bandmate Anthony Civarelli, aka Civ, the guitarist passed away from a basal ganglia stroke. He was 52.

According to Civ’s post, a memorial service will be held in Iowa in the coming weeks.

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“The world lost a son, brother, uncle, artist, musician and loving friend this week,” Civ says in the Instagram post. “I lost my bandmate and friend of over 30 years, a piece of my heart died this week and all I can do is think of all the fun, shows, meals flights and trips we had together. All the late night talks and all the early morning hangs with him and my wife and kids. There will never be another Alex Brown.”

Brown was also a member of New York straight-edge groups Project X and Side By Side. Brown joined Gorilla Biscuits before their 1989 record Start Today was released.

According to Consequence of Sound, Brown also played reunion tours shows after the band’s initial break up back in 1992.

Additionally, Brown was a painter, CoS reports. You can check out some of his work featured at the New York gallery Feature, Inc. here.

Gorilla Biscuits’ “Start Today” was recently featured in a recent issue under 10 essential tracks for the new year. Additionally, Fall Out Boy covered the hardcore track.

You can listen to the original version below.

We are sending Brown’s family and friends our thoughts and condolences at this time.

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