Gared O’Donnell Dead, Planes Mistaken For Stars Frontman At 44

Planes Mistaken For Stars frontman passed away on November 24, 2021. To read all the details surrounding Gared O’Donnell’s cause of death, stay up with us.

Humbled that I got the chance to cross paths and meet Gared O’Donnell a few years ago. He and the band he was touring with at the time needed a place to sleep for the night and I was honored to have him. Planes Mistaken For Stars was such a massive influence on me.

Airplane lead singer Gary O’Donnell, who mistakenly thought of a star, died at the age of 44 after battling esophageal cancer.

“We must declare that Gared O’Donnell, our brother, our leader, and our captain, has done more to cultivate love and light in this world than any one of us understands. The band wrote in an Instagram post that he started with us from his physical form and crossed the Rainbow Bridge into the eternal ether.

“In the last few days/hours of his life, he was caught by family, friends, band members and many others. Surrounded by the love of other people far away. “

O’Donnell formed a post-hardcore band in Peoria, Illinois in 1997, and released their EP of the same name shortly before moving to Denver. Before announcing the breakup in 2007, the band released three albums-Fuck With Fire in 2001, Up In Them Guts in 2004 and Mercy in 2006.

A few years later, they started playing occasionally, and in 2016 they released their first new album Prey in ten years.

The band continued in the statement: “Gared has been doing what he likes to do for the last year of his life, writing and recording music.” “We are currently working on completing these multiple final projects. Without him. It is heartbreaking to do this, but we know that he wants us to complete the work we started together. We will do our best to respect his legacy and spread the legend he embodies.”

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