Trish Doan (a.k.a. Trisha Jai-Mee Doan), bassist for the Canadian metal band Kittie, has died. She was only 31 years old. The band made the announcement on their Facebook page:
“It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister and best friend Trish Doan. Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do. She was so much more than just a musician or member of the band. She was our blood, our sister and family. Finding our way without her will be challenging, like a ship without a lighthouse, and we are devastated. We ask that you please respect our privacy and her family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
Doan joined Kittie in 2005, left in 2007, and re-joined in 2012. She appears on the band’s 2006 EP, Never Again, and 2007 full-length, Funeral for Yesterday, and toured with the band until her death.