According to NME, multi-instrumentalist Joel Dever has died at the age of 25. Dever was a member of the electro rock duo Battant.
Vocalist Chloe Raunet issued the following statement:
“My little Joel is dead. I am absolutely devistated. Destroyed that such a young, talented, funny, soul could rip himself away at such a young age. He was the core of my existance & touched everyone around him.
“Joel I miss you so much. I always will. You are my heart, my inspiration, and I don’t know what I’ll do without you. If only I had the solace of religion to comfort me. Best I can hope, the energy of your soul has transcended into something incredible. Matter, anti-matter, whales … whatever.
“I love you. I always will. And I can’t believe you’re gone.”