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ex-7 Seconds bassist Joe Bansuelo dies

Monday, June 1, 2020 10:45 AM PT

Josef Bansuelo, best known as the one-time bassist for influential hardcore punk band, 7 Seconds, has died. Bansuelo succumbed to cancer last week following a two-year battle.

Kevin Seconds had the following to say:

"I just got word that my friend and ex-band brother Joe Bansuelo lost his battle with cancer. I had been informed in recent days by close friends that he was in hospice and not doing well so this isn't a complete shock but I am stunned and at a loss of words at the moment.

"Joe was in 7Seconds for a fairly short period but his presence, energy and musicianship impacted the band enormously. He played bass on our 'New Wind' and 'Praise' records and did an incredible job at helping to patch up holes left from Steve Youth's temporary departure and did so with much class and reverence.

"He was smart, funny and always a joy to tour with.

"My heart goes out to Joe's family, friends, bandmates and to all 7Seconds supporters. I am deeply sorry for our loss.

"Rest up, Joe. I love you."

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