Josh Stern, tour manager and crew member for bands such as New Found Glory, Senses Fail, Thrice, Bayside, Falling In Reverse and more passed away unexpectedly on December 18th. He had just finished a tour with New Found Glory on December 16th. There have been many heart felt responses from bands that he toured with on Twitter, you can see some of them after the jump.
For those that wish to pay their respects, a memorial service on Friday, Dec. 21 will be open to the public. Details below:
Friday, December 21 @ 10 a.m.
Congregation Beth AM
2030 West Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
Today was hard. There’s a lot I don’t understand about life. Most of it I never will. Cherish your life & the ones you love. RIP Josh Stern.
— Hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) December 19, 2012
My friend Josh Stern was a loyal, selfless&compassionate guy who always put a smile on my face&in my heart. I wish I’d have told him that
— benji madden (@benjaminmadden) December 18, 2012
Hug & be nice to your friends because you never know what could happen. 2 days ago I was with my tour manager. Now he’s gone RIP Josh Stern — Chad Gilbert of NFG (@XChadballX) December 18, 2012
@boomboomsaki RIP man. We shared some great times together. Gonna miss you
— Jack Barakat (@JackAllTimeLow) December 18, 2012