Former Korn Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson Dies
Sad news to report from the Korn family. Shane Gibson, who performed as a live member for Korn from 2007-2010, has passed away at the age of 35 from complications due to a blood clotting disorder.
After the departure of Brian 'Head' Welch, Korn chose not to replace their longtime guitarist, instead opting to hire live performers to fill Welch's sonic space. After guitarists Rob Patterson and Sevendust's Clint Lowrey finished their respective stints with Korn, Shane Gibson was recruited in 2007 and stuck with Korn until leaving in 2010. Gibson even took over lead guitar for Korn when Munky was absent from the band for a brief time in 2008.
Gibson went on to play with SchwarZenatoR, stOrk and others, also contributing to Korn singer Jonathan Davis' solo album 'Jonathan David and the SFA.'
Since Gibson's death, the guitarist's personal Facebook page has been flooded by heartfelt condolences. As of this posting, Facebook memorials have been piling up on the late Gibson's Facebook feed, almost without one full minute passing before a new tribute is added.
Korn have yet to comment on Gibson's death, but stOrk have just posted a memorial for their friend and bandmate via Facebook:
It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that stOrk founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. He was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did.
Stay tuned for further developments and reactions on the death of Shane Gibson.