Aaron Spears, drummer for Ariana Grande and extra, has died

Aaron Spears, the Grammy-nominated drummer who labored with Ariana Grande, Usher and lots of others, handed away on Monday, October 30.

Spears’ spouse Jessica introduced the information on his Instagram account, however didn’t reveal the reason for his demise.

Spears was born and raised in Washington, DC, the place he developed his ardour and expertise for drumming at a younger age by means of his church attendance. He joined the DC-based Gideon Band and later caught the eye of Valdez Brantley, the musical director for Usher. Spears was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 for his work on Usher’s record-breaking album ‘Confessions’.

Spears additionally toured with Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Chaka Khan, Adam Lambert, Mary Mary, The Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus, Girl Gaga and Britney Spears. He was most just lately the drummer for Grande since 2013.

Grande has since paid tribute to Spears on her Instagram story, writing: “We have been all so extremely fortunate to know Aaron. Absolutely the brightest gentle of a human being. All the time the kindest, at all times smiling, I’m so honored and grateful that our paths crossed.”

She additionally thanked the drummer “in your utter brilliance, for our laughs, and in your kindness at all times,” concluding, “I’ll miss your hugs.”

Blink-182’s Travis Barker wrote on Spears’ publish, “I’ve no phrases. I really like you a lot my brother and can miss you. This doesn’t appear actual. Praying for you Jessica and August.”

View extra tributes from throughout the music business under.


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