Lucas Starr

Former Oh, Sleeper bassist Lucas Starr, dies at 34

The musician passed away on Dec. 7 a few months after he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

December 11, 2018
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Former founding member and bassist of the metalcore act Oh, Sleeper, Lucas Starr, has died at the age of 34.

According to a report from Metal Injection, the late musician died in the early hours of Dec. 7, a few months after he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

Starr played on the band’s first two albums, 2007’s When I Am God and 2009’s Son Of The Morning, before he decided to leave the band in 2011.

A celebration service of Starr’s life will take place at City On A Hill Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and the service will be held this Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. local time.

A few months before his passing, Starr played a show on Oct. 19, where he shared the stage with Oh, Sleeper, Terminal and Honey Lotus. The show was a benefit for Starr, where all proceeds went to help him with his battle with cancer.

Following the show, Starr shared a photo from the show with the caption:

“Overwhelmed by all the love and support last night. Wow. At a complete loss for words right now. I’m gonna need a minute to process everything.”

Vocalist and guitarist of Oh, Sleeper, Shane Blay, took to Instagram to post a tribute to the late bassist, where he stated:

“I snapped this photo the first time our music took us overseas… sorry it’s shit.. you were always better at photos than me. At a loss for words right now, stage left will never be the same.”

Oh, Sleeper hasn’t released a new album since their 2011 release, Children of Fire, but it was reported back in 2016 that the group was working on a new album titled Bloodied//Unbowed, which was revealed after they posted a lyric video for a song called “Oxygen.”

This past November, the band released a new track from the forthcoming release titled, “Decimation & Burial,” and you can listen to the newly dropped song by going here.

We extend our deepest condolences to Lucas Starr’s family and friends at this time.

Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.