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C.J. Snare Dead: FireHouse Dies at 64

C.J. Snare, lead singer and founding member of Firehouse, has died. He was 64 years old.

The band shared the news of Snare’s death in a Sunday. Statement On the Firehouse’s official Facebook page.

“Today is a sad day for rock ‘n’ roll,” the message began. “It is with great sadness that we inform the world that we have lost our brother: CJ Snare, rock and roll warrior, lead singer, and founding member of Firehouse.”

The statement said the singer — who was expected to return to tour this summer after recovering from stomach surgery Snare said was planned for the fall — died Friday night at his home ” Passed away unexpectedly”.

In October, Snare updated fans on Instagram that he had undergone surgery, and that it was “time to get well and get back on stage.”

On March 27, Snare wrote, “I’ll be back on stage with FireHouse before you know it. Health comes first so I’ll be fully recovered before my return.”

“We are all in complete shock at the untimely passing of CJ,” the group wrote Saturday, highlighting Snare’s vocal talents and noting that he has been with Firehouse “non-stop for the past 34 years.” were

After signing with Epic Records in 1989, Firehouse topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the early ’90s with the power ballads “Love of a Lifetime” in 1991 and “When I Look in Your Eyes” in 1992. With two top 10 hits.

Firehouse’s statement on Snare’s death concluded with “condolences to Snare’s entire family, Kathryn Little, friends, and all of our beloved fans around the world. ‘Reach for the skies’ Chief Justice! You family, friends, fans And will be forever missed by your bandmates. You are now singing with the angels.

This story was first published. Billboard.com.

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