Former Clutch keyboardist Mick Schauer has passed away. While the details on Schauer’s death hasn’t been revealed, the group issued the following statement:
“We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer’s passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums Robot Hive Exodus and From Beale Street to Oblivion brought a new sound to the band at a time when the band sought to stretch into new territory. Mick helped us to achieve those goals and more. He was also a powerful force at our live shows. His natural ability was unmatched and his love for the music made us all play better. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to make music with you Mick!”
Schauer was with the band from 2005 up until 2008 and has worked on 2005’s Robot Hive/Exodus and 2007’s From Beale Street to Oblivion.
Our thoughts go out to Schauer’s friends and family during this difficult time.