The music world is in mourning this week after the death of Virgil Howe, the drummer for the band Little Barrie, passed away. He was 42 years-old.
Daily Mail reported that the band is best known for the theme song for Netflix series Better Call Saul. Howe was the son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe, 70, who took to his band’s official Facebook page to confirm the tragic news.
“Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil, Yes regrettably announces that the remaining dates of their Yestival Tour have been cancelled,” the statement read.
“Yes — Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood — want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time,” the statement continued. “Steve Howe and family ask for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.”
Though Howe’s cause of death has not been revealed, it is believed that he celebrated his birthday yesterday. Little Barrie had just released their fourth album, Death Express, in July and were due to embark on their tour today.
Howe is survived by his wife, television host and model Jen Dawson, who he had been married to for ten years. He is also survived by parents Steve and Janet Howe, and siblings Dylan, Georgia and Stephanie.
Rest in peace, Virgil Howe!