The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen has posted a heartbreaking photo to remember producer Kato Khandwala.
“A year ago today life changed forever. I promise to never let you be forgotten. I promise to finish the journey we started. I promise to always love you. #KatoKhandwala.
Kato Khandwala was an American record producer, songwriter, mixer, and engineer. He worked with many different artists such as Blondie, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Pop Evil, and The Pretty Reckless.
Khandwala died on April 25, 2018, at the age of 47, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Taylor Momsen wrote last year, “She wrote: “Ten years ago, while trying to put my band together, through a series of lucky events, I found myself sitting in my apartment on 23rd street in [New York City] across from two men, who, little did I know, would change the entire direction of my life. Unlike all the other musicians and producers I had met, here were two longtime best friends, with so much passion for music. They just breathed an infectious and uncompromising love of music.
Their names were Kato and [guitarist] Ben [Phillips]. I found myself drawn to their relationship and its musical roots. I wanted to join their world. A few months later, we would start making music together, and two best friends would become three. We were inseparable for the next nine years and formed a relationship we all knew would last a lifetime. It was everything. Then on Wednesday night, in a sudden moment, Kato was gone. He was our ringleader, our confidant, my best friend, my family, my musical soulmate. Nothing will be the same without him. All the character and music he brought to this world will have a lasting impact, and he will never be forgotten.”
She added, “I love you, Kato. I will miss you every minute of every day. I don’t know what to do without you.”