Swamp Da Wamp singer Gig Michaels has died

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Charlotte Southern rock band Swamp Da Wamp sadly announced the death of its lead singer late last night after battling pneumonia. The band's tour manager posted the following message on the band's Facebook page

The brilliant light we all knew as Gig Michaels flickered...and died today.

He was a true, bonafide American original. There has never been anyone like him, and there will never again BE anyone like him.

Genius songwriter...comedian...curmudgeon...amazing performer...and my dearest, dearest friend.

Without him in it, the world already seems a lot less bright today than it did yesterday. Please pray for his Mom, his Dad, his brothers, his sisters and extended family. Please pray for his band mates. Please pray for each other.

Find solace and comfort that he is no longer suffering. Always remember that he entrusted us with the most precious gift he had to give: his music.

Godspeed, Gig Michaels.

Amanda Miller Dyer,
Tour Manager, Swamp da Wamp

The band released its latest CD, That Easy, last summer. Michaels was the frontman and founder of the seven-piece band which was formed in 2006.

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