Grant Hart, the legendary singer/songwriter/drummer for Husker Du has died at the age of 56, according to reports, after a long battle with cancer. At around 2 a.m. Eastern time, the official Husker Du Facebook page posted a photo of Mr. Hart with no caption.

After the break-up of Husker Du in 1988, Mr. Hart went on to form and front Nova Mob and released a string of solo albums.  He was also a full-time artist.

Tributes have been pouring in from countless individuals, most poignantly, a very touching remembrance from Mr. Hart’s former Husker Du bandmate, Bob Mould, which can be read on Mr. Mould’s official Facebook page.

About the Author

Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

View All Articles