Boston’s Somos have taken to social media to announce the passing of their guitarist Phil Haggerty.
You can read the band’s statement below.
Somos shared a photo of Haggerty on Facebook while alerting fans to the tragic news.
“We lost our dearest friend and guitarist Phil Haggerty earlier today. He was an immensely caring friend and an all around beautiful person, and he is gone far too soon.
Phil Haggerty forever.”
The band released their debut album, Temple of Plenty, in March 2014 via Tiny Engines. They followed the release with their sophomore album First Day Back, which dropped in February 2016 via Hopeless Records.
Earlier this year, the band had announced the completion of a third LP.
In April, Somos announced they would be returning to Tiny Engines to release the finished record.
Tiny Engines shared their condolescenes, writing “So sorry to share this news. Phil Haggerty of @Somosbandma passed away earlier today. Phil was a wonderful musician and a kind, caring person. Our condolences and love to Phil’s family and friends.”
So sorry to share this news. Phil Haggerty of @Somosbandma passed away earlier today. Phil was a wonderful musician and a kind, caring person. Our condolences and love to Phil’s family and friends.
— Tiny Engines (@tinyengines) August 10, 2019
Haggerty was one of the founding members of Somos, forming the band in 2009 with a high school friend.
The band’s most recent track, “Permanently Lost,” was released in 2017, and you can listen to it below along with their full discography here.
Fans and fellow artists took to Twitter to share their condolences for the band.
Sorry for your loss guys. Phil was a really great person. ❤️
— tigers jaw (@tigersjaw) August 10, 2019
heart breaking. thinking of you all <3
— sofi (@sofidilla) August 10, 2019
oh my god, i’m so sorry, rest in peace phil ❤️
— Copathetic (@imhurtingbruh) August 10, 2019
My condolences to you guys, his friends, his family, and anybody that’s ever been around Phil. ❤️
— romtin (@romtinpaydar) August 10, 2019
Much love. Phil was an incredible person.
— Coach & Sons Olde Time Family Booking (@CoachandSons) August 10, 2019
My condolences, guys. I’m in total shock by this and I can’t imagine how you’re all feeling right now. May he rest in peace 💖
— Jana Angeles (@janaspyjamas) August 10, 2019
AP sends our deepest condolences to Haggerty’s bandmates, friends and family at this time.