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Former Clutch keyboardist Mick Schauer has passed away, the band has revealed on Facebook. 

Schauer, who is credited on the band’s albums Robot Hive/Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion, was a multi-instrumentalist who helped add a “new sound” to the band, Clutch said in the post. 

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Aside from the aforementioned albums, he performed on the band’s live DVD Full Fathom Five back in 2008. 

Schauer’s cause of death is not made public at this time. As previously mentioned, the band honored him in a touching Facebook post. 

We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer’s passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums Robot Hive Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion brought a new sound to the band at a time when the band sought to stretch into new territory. Mick helped us to achieve those goals and more. He was also a powerful force at our live shows. His natural ability was unmatched and his love for the music made us all play better. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to make music with you Mick!”

Schauer’s brother also posted on Facebook a memorial to him, saying that he “died in his sleep”. You can read that below.

The keyboardist also was formerly in a band called Jook in his youth, who took to Facebook as well to remember the late musician.

“We were extremely fortunate to have played with such a talented and kind-hearted soul for the time that we did. He will be missed by everyone who knew him,” the post reads. You can see that below.

You can stream the Clutch albums Robot Hive/Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion to hear Schauer’s contributions. 

Altpress offers our condolences to the friends and family of Shauer during this time.

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