Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Brit Turner is dead. The Blackberry Smoke drummer was 57 years old

Team Blackberry Smoke (check!) confirmed his friend’s death on social media. “If you had the honor of knowing Brit at any point in your life, you knew he was the most caring, empathetic and engaging person you could ever meet,” we read.

“Brit was our compass and it was he who created the idea of ​​our team, which we will continue to follow,” we read.

The cause of the musician’s death was a malignant brain tumor – glioblastoma multiforme. In November 2022, the drummer was diagnosed and then underwent surgery to remove the cancer.

A few months earlier, the musician was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.

BritTurner was born in Mt. Clemons, Michigan. He started playing drums at the age of 6.

“My father played in a big band when he became an Air Force officer. My grandmother played the piano, my uncle played the guitar. I think that’s how I came into contact with music,” he said in an interview in 2012 for “Modern Drummer”.

Your team Blackberry Smoke founded in 2000. The group specialized in playing southern rock, strongly mixed with country music. The band has released 8 albums, the last one was released on February 16, 2024.

The most popular albums were “Holding All The Roses” and “Like An Arrow”, which reached the top of the chart US Country Billboard. “Like An Arrow” took 12th position on the Billboard 200, selling nearly 50,000 copies. copies.

The group’s greatest hits are the song “One Horse Town” (95 million views on YouTube).