Canadian heavy metal band Kittie have shared some devastating news on their Facebook page. The band's bassist, Trish Doan (full name Trisha Jai-Mee Doan), has died at the age of 31.

Doan became a part of Kittie in 2005. She left after two years due to a battle with an eating disorder. She returned to the band in 2012.

Hailing from London, Ontario, Kittie formed in 1996. They have released six studio albums, the most recent being I've Failed You from 2011. A South Korea native, Doan can be heard on the releases Never Again and Funeral For Yesterday.

Kittie shared the following statement today:

"It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan. Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family's privacy during this difficult time."

AP sends its condolences to Doan's friends and family.