Hope Sandoval has shared her first public comments since the death of her longtime bandmate and Mazzy Star co-founder/producer David Roback, who died last week at age 61. According to The New York Times, Roback’s cause of death was that of metastatic cancer, although it wasn’t revealed with the initial reports.
In a brief but meaningful post shared to the band’s Facebook page earlier this week, Sandoval wrote, “It’s been a few days since I lost my dear friend and I am devastated… Thank you all for the love.”
The post was accompanied by the poem as seen below.
Sandoval and Roback first teamed up for the collaboration which would end up being Mazzy Star in the late 1980s, and the duo released their debut album in 1990. The band reached mainstream success a few years later with their sophomore album, 1993’s So Tonight That I Might See, which featured their popular ballad, “Fade Into You”.
Their most recent effort came in 2018 with the Still EP, which was dedicated to their original drummer, Keith Mitchell, who died the year prior. Sandoval and Roback co-produced the four-track project.