By Thomas Cowley
Fans of Korn and stOrk have been dealt a heavy blow today due to the untimely death of guitarist Shane Gibson. Gibson was most recently associated with his band stOrk, but was perhaps most well-known for his work with nu metal band Korn as a performing guitarist after the departure of Brian “Head” Welch. Gibson stayed with the band from 2007 up until 2010, at which point he formed his own group, stOrk, in 2010 with drummer Thomas Lang.
Sadly, the young guitarist passed away just this morning. He was 35 years old. The following is a statement by stOrk through their Facebook page:
“It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that stOrk founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. He was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.
Korn has yet to comment.