Dave Navarro Announces Jane’s Addiction Tragedy


Dave Navarro took a moment on Instagram to light a candle in remembrance of his friend, Ted Gardner. For those unaware on how deep this cuts, Dave, Ted Gardner was an artist manager, entrepreneur and company owner. He managed Jane’s Addiction from 1989 and was co-founder of the original Lollapalooza festival in 1991 with its band members and booking agency.

On Dave’s Instagram, it was very somber all around. With the candle light dancing to the beat of music Dave had playing, the comment section wasn’t as lively as usual. The comments from all of Dave’s friends and fans were sad and held a lot of weight in their words. Dave didn’t say much in the post. He didn’t say anything in the actual video either. We only saw the candle flame and heard the music.

As of now, there’s not too much to be sure about if Dave will release a full statement on the situation, but judging by the reaction of his friends, family, and fans, he really doesn’t need to as he said enough through the video that he had posted.

It’s truly a tragedy to hear about Ted Gardner and to see how many lives he touched around him including Dave’s. He was well respected in the industry by many as Lollapalooza was such a huge part of musical history. Of course, it’s also hard to mention his name without also bringing up Jane’s Addiction as well.

We hope that in these times, Dave and everyone else mourning the loss of Ted finds the peace that they need to find and the comfort in knowing that even though times are hard; everything will get better and to take the time to breathe and let things as they must be.

Below, you can see the memorial that Dave has posted about Ted on his Instagram page. Dave Navarro and a Nine Inch Nails member are sadly unwell.

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