Kittie frontwoman Morgan Lander has paid tribute to her late bandmate Trish Doan, who she "loved her like a sister".
The Canadian rockers confirmed Trish had tragically died aged 31 on their Facebook page earlier this week (beg13Feb17). And as she struggles to come to terms with her bandmate's passing, Morgan took to Instagram to pen an emotional tribute to the musician.
"She was truly loved more than we all could ever know," Morgan wrote. From the moment I met Trish there was an instant bond between us that I could never really explain. Perhaps we saw within each other many of the things that were reflected within ourselves; qualities that made us intrinsically who we are, and we clung to that dearly.
“I think she also looked up to me a great deal, and I appreciated the responsibility of what that meant as a friend."
Born in Gwangju, South Korea, Trish, real name Trisha Jai-Mee Doan, first joined Kittie in 2005. She quit the band two years later to reportedly focus on her battle with an eating disorder. She rejoined the group in 2012.
As she continued her tribute, Morgan revealed her world was turned upside down by news of Trish's death, but added she will continue to live on in her memory.
"We grew up together to become better people than who we once were and through everything she and I always remained very close, part of the support system we both needed," she continued. "I loved her like a sister and she was a part of my family, now forever changed. She with her boundless energy, 10,000 ideas and a fiery, vibrant light that could never be extinguished, even now."
She concluded her note: "I love you Trish and I miss you."
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