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Cold Collective guitarist/vocalist Tim Landers has passed away. Landers was also a founding member of Transit with the latter taking to their Twitter to confirm the news.

“rest in peace Tim Landers,” Transit tweeted.

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Cold Collective also confirmed the news with a statement:

“The news has already been circulating, and unfortunately we are here to confirm what is being said. Our vocalist Tim Landers passed away suddenly, February 2, 2019. At this time we please ask for your respect and understanding in this time of grieving. We will comment further when we find the words.”

Landers’ partner Nicole Theiss also confirmed his passing this morning on her personal Facebook page, opening up about their relationship:

“I lost my best friend and soulmate last night. Tim Landers and I met back when I was in Optometry school in Boston. We fell in love quickly, we moved in together, he’d bring me all the coffee while I studied my brains off, I’d go to all his shows with the new band he started. We had our own thing called “work night”; I’d paint while listening to him write and record. We were there for each other for all of our successes and defeats. We were always talking about our future together, life in Toronto, having a family. He had a positive outlook on life, and was supportive of everyone around him, always seeing the best in everyone. He was just such a GOOD person.

“I found out some time into our relationship he suffered from some mental health issues and addiction. He fought the fight, he went to war last year, did all the things you’re supposed to do to get help and back on your feet. He was coming on to almost 9 months sober and unfortunately this terrible sickness won with one slip.

“I will never be as eloquent with my words as he was. But Tim, you were an amazing partner, musician, brother, and son. You worked harder than anyone I’ll ever know. You deserved such a full life of love, happiness and success more than anyone. I hope your mind is finally at peace. You deserved the world. I love you more than you’ll ever know. Always and forever. To the moon and back.”

Landers parted ways with Transit in 2014 to pursue other musical endeavors. The band later announced their breakup in 2016.

Landers was also a member of Misser, Off & On and Cold Collective.

Cold Collective released their debut album Bachelorette Party in 2016 via Rise Records. They also dropped a new single, “Don’t Forget To Leave” in October 2018 followed by a music video directed by Landers in December. You can see that below.

Our thoughts are with Landers’ family and friends at this time.

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