Jeff LaBar, Cinderella guitarist dies at the age of 58
Jeff LaBar, the guitarist for the metal band Cinderella, died at the age of 58 on Wednesday. He died at his Nashville home.
The Sun, a British tabloid newspaper, reported that LaBar was found unconscious by his ex, Gaile LaBar-Bernhardt, who had come for a check-up after not hearing from him for a couple of days.
In an emotional tribute posted on Instagram, LaBar’s son and Tantric guitarist Sebastian LaBar said “My father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m currently at a loss for words.”
According to Fox News, LaBar joined the glam metal band Cinderella, by replacing original guitarist Michael Schermick. The Philadelphia-based band is best known for their signature song, “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).”
After a hiatus in 2009, the band reunited to play at the Download festival in the UK. The band officially disbanded in 2017 after touring with bands like Bon Jovi and Poison.
Surviving members of the band in a statement said, “Heavy hearts cannot begin to describe the feeling of losing our brother Jeff. The bond between us over decades of creating music and touring the world is something that we as a band uniquely shared.”