The Band Leader Robbie Robertson has Passed Away

The Band Leader Robbie Robertson has Passed Away

Robbie Robertson, the guitarist, singer, songwriter, and leader of The Band has died. As per an announcement from Robertson’s management, he passed away in August in Los Angeles, following a long illness. Robertson was 80.
“Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny,” reads a statement from Robertson’s manager of 34 years, Jared Levine. “He is also survived by his grandchildren Angelica, Donovan, Dominic, Gabriel and Seraphina. Robertson recently completed his fourteenth film music project with frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Six Nations of the Grand River to support a new Woodland Cultural Center.”

The Band was a Canadian-American rock band formed in Toronto in 1967. The group rose to prominence in the 1970s, disbanded in 1977, and reformed in 1983, before disbanding a final time in 1999 after the death of bassist, guitarist, vocalist, and fiddler Rick Danko. The Band received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2008.