Former drummer of Rock Band, ‘Boston’ Sib Hashian has died on board MSC Divina whilst on her ‘Legends of Rock’ cruise to the Caribbean from Miami.
The ship had departed Miami on 18th March and was scheduled to call at Philipsburg, St Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Nassau, Bahamas before returning to Miami on the 25th March.
TMZ reported that the drummer, aged 67, collapsed on Wednesday evening whilst performing. His son, Adam, has confirmed that his father passed away but no cause of death has been released.
Efforts were made to try and save Sib’s life with the use of a defribillator and CPR being used but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save his life.
Sib enjoyed success with ‘Boston’ with hits such as ‘More Than A Feeling’ and ‘Peace of Mind’. He had been recruited by the band in 1975 replacing drummer Jim Masdea and enjoyed two albums with the band before Masdea returned to resume duties with the band.
Tributes have poured in for the drummer with former bandmates, Boston, paying lead tribute. They said on Facebook:
“Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Sib Hashian who unexpectedly passed away yesterday. Sib’s high energy drumming on the early Boston albums and tours leaves a legacy that will be remembered by millions.”
Other acts on the ‘Legends of Rock’ cruise included the Lou Gramm of ‘Foreigner’, Ron Dante of ‘The Archies’ and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of ‘Paul Revere & The Raiders’
Feature Image: Travel Weekly/MSC Cruises
Source TMZ and USA Today