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Brit Turner, Blackberry Smoke Drummer, Dies at 57

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The music world mourns the loss of one of its talented artists: Brit Turner, the drummer for the American Southern-Rock band Blackberry Smoke, has died at the age of 57.

The band’s official website and social media accounts shared news of his death, causing dismay among fans and colleagues alike.

As a founding member of Blackberry Smoke, Turner became known for the band’s authentic blend of rock, country, and blues, embodying Georgia’s musical tradition.

Over the years, the band built a loyal fan base and gained renown for its energetic live performances.

It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform everyone that our brother Brit Turner has moved on from this life. Brit battled glioblastoma since his diagnosis & fought every day. We ask for prayers for his family & band brothers. Thanks to everyone who supported through this fight pic.twitter.com/EsscjjmD2Z

— BLACKBERRY SMOKE (@blackberrysmoke) March 4, 2024

The band had recently announced their new album “Be Right Here,” set for release on February 16, 2024.

The grief of losing one of its core members now overshadows the excitement for the new work.

The band has not made public the details about the circumstances of Turner’s death. However, the band had previously informed about Turner’s health condition, suggesting he may have had health issues.

Brit Turner leaves not only a gap in the band but also in the music scene he enriched with his talent and passion for music.

People will not forget his contribution to Southern-Rock music, and his legacy will live on through the music of Blackberry Smoke.

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