Influential NYHC musician Rich McLoughlin has reportedly passed away. A cause of death has yet to be disclosed.
Both a guitarist and bassist, McLoughlin was a founding member of Killing Time (via its predecessor Raw Deal) and also played in Breakdown.
Madball bassist Hoya Roc had this to say about McLoughlin: “It’s a sad day in the HXC universe… just found out one of the architects of my sound has passed away. Rich was a cool guy and part of my all-time favorite hXC band Raw Deal! Rich, rest in piece and thanks for the music that molded me.”
On behalf of the entire Programme family we send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans all over the world.