Earlier today, The Queers announced via Facebook that founding bassist/drummer Scott Gildersleeve (who fans of the band know as Tulu) has passed away. Here’s what frontman Joe Queer had to say about Gildersleeve’s passing:
“Scott Gildersleeve aka Tulu passed away a few days ago everybody. Go to Wimpy’s page for more info. Looks like natural causes but we’re not sure. Sucks cos not many of our fans knew him at all. Truly one of the funniest motherfuckers I ever met in my life which is saying something. RIP Tulu.”
And former frontman Wimpy Rutherford made a post of his own, in which he stated that he and Scott recently finished collaborating in the recording of a new album titled Tulu and Wimpy Fly Like a Cucumber and that he still plans on releasing it:
“As many of you now know , my closest friend of my life, and fellow musician Scott Gildersleeve, known to many of you as Tulu, or John Truth, has recently passed away. A huge piece of my soul has been ripped away from me. We had just completed an album together called Tulu and Wimpy Fly Like a Cucumber, and were getting it ready for release. I promise you all that I will make sure that happens soon, as Scott would have wanted me to. I love you Brother! Rest in peace my good friend……And may you stay….Forever Young…”
We’re very sorry for the loss Joe, Wimpy, and all of Tulu’s friends and family have suffered. Stay strong, guys!