Jason Slater, who was Third Eye Blind‘s first bassist, has died at age 49, TMZ reports.
The musician’s daughter, Alyssa Carlson, reportedly confirmed the news to the site, revealing that her father died Wednesday of liver failure.
A rep for Third Eye Blind notes that the band had not spoken to Slater since 1996, but tells TMZ, “When a spirited member of the music scene is taken too soon it is always a sad time.”
Slater was featured on Third Eye Blind’s debut demo recording — he shared a video of the group’s first recording sessions together on his YouTube back in 2008. Following his departure from the band in 1994, Slater went on to be a producer, and worked on a number of latter-day Queensrÿche records.
By Josh Johnson
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