Another tragedy has hit rock group Big Star - original bassist ANDY HUMMEL has died just four months after his former bandmate ALEX CHILTON passed away.
Hummel lost his two-year battle with cancer on Monday (19Jul10), aged 59, according to a representative for the band's label, Rhino Records.
Spokesperson Jason Elzy tells MTV News, "Sadly, I can confirm this is true. Andy has passed away."
The news follows Chilton's death in March (10).
Big Star's current bassist Ken Stringfellow has taken to his Twitter.com page to pay tribute to the musician, writing, "Another sad loss for Big Star fans as Andy Hummel passes away after (a) long illness."
Hummel's funeral will reportedly be held near his home in Texas on Wednesday (21Jul10).