Orlando punks Amateur Engines are sharing a sad update about their bass player, Hogan Ruspin (Smith). He was badly hurt in a car crash earlier this month, and it turns out he did not pull through. The band announced via Facebook this week that doctors said the damage done was too severe for him to wake up from. Read the band’s full statement below.
As for the rest of the band, they say they plan to continue making music, but they are not yet sure about the details of what that will include. They did, however, announce they’ll be playing a benefit show to help out Ruspin’s family. If you’d like to help out the band, head over to their Bandcamp page here and buy some music. Our condolences to the band and Ruspin’s friends and family.