Original Van Halen bassist Mark Stone has passed away after a battle with cancer. Stone’s death was confirmed by his brother, Brad, via Instagram, stating:
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Stone played bass during the pre-Van Halen group Mammoth from 1972 until 1974.
Heartbreaking news to hear of Mark’s passing. Met him a few times and he was a wonderful man. My heart goes out to his family 💔 https://t.co/gfGlf4P7WG
— wolfy van halenson 🐺🚐🙌 (@WolfVanHalen) September 27, 2020
Original Van Halen/ Mammoth bassist Mark Stone has lost his battle with cancer. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/WCPxfDKgBN
— Mitch Lafon (@mitchlafon) September 27, 2020
Just got the very sad news that Mark Stone, who played bass with the Van Halen brothers in Genesis, Mammoth, and Van Halen between 1970-1974, has passed away.
Mark helped lay the foundation the band we all love. RIP. Condolences to his wife and all those who loved him. pic.twitter.com/xKQ2f9sKcM
— Greg Renoff (@GregRenoff) September 27, 2020
We send our thoughts and condolences to Stone’s family and friends during this difficult time.