RIP: School Of Seven Bells’ Benjamin Curtis Passes Away At 35

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The pop outfit known as School Of Seven Bells have been around since the summer of 2007. In that time they’ve released three relatively successful full length albums.

Earlier this year one of the members of the band, Benjamin Curtis, announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While it seemed just a few months ago he was hopeful about the situation, we are regretful to report that he lost his battle with the cancer. He was only 35. If you would like to read all of what the band had to say, you can check it out below the jump.

If you wish to give your condolences to the band or his friends and family, you can do so by writing to They are asking for fans to respect the family’s privacy so they can mourn and not reach out to them directly.

Dear friends,

Last night, Dec. 29th 2013, we lost our friend and brother Benjamin Curtis to his fight against cancer.

While we had hoped to delay this announcement until a more suitable time when his friends and family could feel better prepared and settled to greet any correspondences from folks attempting to reach out, unfortunately the news has prematurely leaked. So we felt it would be appropriate to at least offer an official acknowledgement from us, in light of all the fans who loved and supported Benjamin and his music.

We kindly ask that his immediate family, friends & bandmates’ privacy be respected during this time, and that instead, any inquires, well wishes, or notes-of-consolation be sent through School of Seven Bells’ management, where it can be shared with them at the suitable time. They can be sent to a special e-mail address here:

If relevant, further information will be made available through the suitable channels in the near future.

We can’t thank all of you who supported him and his music through the years enough. All of you who attended or participated in the various benefits in and around New York City over the past year since his diagnosis, and of course those who contributed and gave generously to help support him throughout that journey. You made it possible for all of us, and for him, to see how truly loved he was and how many lives he had touched through his music by your gestures. We will all miss this incredibly talented and rare person every day, but we are fortunate enough that he shared with us his music, and that is something that we can keep forever.

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