RIP: Adam Ant guitarist and musical director Tom Edwards dies shortly after performing in Boston
Adam Ant guitarist and musical director Tom Edwards has reportedly died, a day after performing live in Boston. Edwards was 41.
According to a post on the official Adam Ant Facebook page, Edwards died on Wednesday (January 25) from suspected heart failure at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. “He was found unresponsive,” the note reads, “then rushed to the hospital where he passed away yesterday in the late afternoon.”
Adam Ant performed at the Wilbur Theatre on Tuesday, one of the first stops on the Kings of the Wild Frontier tour.
“On behalf of Adam and his band,” the post reads, “we thank all of you for your best wishes and support during this most difficult time. Tom shared his musical gifts with the world and his spirit will live on forever.”
Adam Ant has postponed his show tonight at the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia and Friday’s show at Webster Hall in New York City (January 27). The tour will resume at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Sunday (January 29).
In addition to his work with Adam Ant, Edwards also performed and collaborated with Roddy Frame, Fields of the Nephilim, Rebelles, Edwyn Collins, Andrea Corrs, Arno Castens, and Spiderbites.