Shawn Smith, who is known for fronting Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s band Brad, tragically passed away on April 5th, the same day as Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain. Lance Mercer has shared a video he created for the memorial.
“Here’s a video I put together for his memorial, thanks to all that contributed content, and for allowing me to use it. Shawn Smith 1965-2019.”
Shawn Smith’s son posted earlier this month:
Hello everyone this is Shawn’s son dove and we wanted to let everyone know that my dad Shawn Smith has passed away it is so sad for everybody I miss him so much and I don’t even know how to express how much I love him he is an amazing dad and gave me all the love he has to offer and I think he’d want all of you to know he’s leaving his love for all of us, me and my mom both know how grateful he is for all of you. Thank you everyone and we’ll leave you with one of many beautiful Shawn Smith lyrics.
“Lover don’t walk away
without kissing my cheek,
Lover don’t walk away
Without saying I love you
Lover don’t pretend
That you are weak
Lover I know
Your’e stronger than me”