THE CARDINALS bassist CHRIS FEINSTEIN has died, aged 42.
The musician, who played in Ryan Adams' former band since 2006, passed away on Monday (14Dec09) at his New York City home. The cause of death is not yet known.
The Cardinals parted ways with Adams earlier this year (09) so the rocker could take a break from music.
After the hiatus was announced, Feinstein went on to write songs for Santigold's debut album and perform alongside The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr.
A statement posted on record label Lost Highway's website reads, "It is with great sadness to report that Cardinals bassist/vocalist/collaborator Chris Feinstein (Spacewolf) has recently passed away. He was an integral member of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and will be deeply missed by all of us here at Lost Highway and throughout the entire music community."