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  • 1 January 2014, 18:33

Benjamin Curtis Of School Of Seven Bells Dies

Benjamin Curtis, guitarist and co-founder of the popular indie rock band School Of Seven Bells, has died of cancer aged 35.

Curtis died on Sunday of lymphoblastic lymphoma at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the band's manager said.

He had first been diagnosed just under a year ago.

"Last night, Dec29 2013, we lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer," said a posting on the band's Facebook page.

"We will all miss this incredibly talented and rare person every day, but we are fortunate enough that he shared with us his music, and that is something that we can keep forever."

The band asked for privacy and added: "We can't thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough.

"You made it possible for all of us, and for him, to see how truly loved he was and how many lives he had touched through his music by your gestures."

Born in Oklahoma, Curtis lived in Dallas where he played in bands including Tripping Daisy and Secret Machines.

Curtis then went on to form School Of Seven Bells in New York.

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