NewsMarch 29, 2024 4:38 AM ET3,783 views

Despised Icon former guitarist Yannick St. Amand loses home & studio in fire, GoFundMe available

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Former original Despised Icon guitarist and producer Yannick St. Amand unfortunately lost his home, studio, and most of his and his family's belongings in a tragic home fire on March 20th. 

In a recent interview, St. Amand shared the following:

The morale is still very good, we are all healthy, all together, it is important, the rest is only material, it is possible to rebuild everything, the important thing is family. It is a total loss in my instruments, my equipment, my speakers, my guitars, distortion pedals, etc, then years of work because on my hard drives, my computers were there. I lost forever the models of the next Slingshot Brother album we've been working on for a very long time.

A GoFundMe has been launched for St. Amand, his wife, and four children, here.

Despised Icon recently posted:

Last week, our beloved Yannick St-Amand, his wife, and four children suffered a great tragedy, losing their entire house and all of their belongings in a devastating fire. Yannick is literally the 7th member of our band. He's our original guitar player, he has produced all of our albums, plus he's our sound man when we play live and has done sound on every one of our live shows since our comeback in 2016. He is praised by many after every show for the quality of his work.

Even though Yannick and his family have insurance, there are a lot of things that aren't covered – like all of his music and sound equipment, IE; how he makes his living. Our love for Yannick and his family is immense and our hearts go out to him beyond measure. Please consider donating to this GoFundMe helping to raise funds to assist in the wake of this great loss.


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