Last night, Oct. 19, Ryan "Dallas" Cook, 23, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Dallas was best known as the trombonist for California ska band Suburban Legends. Friend and bandmate Brian Robertson posted the following on the band‘s website:

"I can not put into words what I‘m feeling now. My band mate, my best friend, my room mate Ryan Dallas Cook was killed early in the morning on the 19th. I dont have words to tell you how I feel. I love Dallas like a brother, and I‘ve lost one of the most important persons in my life."

You can read a story about the hit-and-run incident and find out how to contribute any information about the car who hit Cook right here.

Everyone at AP sends our deepest condolences to all the family, friends and fans of Mr. Cook.