RIP: Jerry Fuchs, !!! (chk chk chk) drummer

Jerry Fuchs, the drummer from New York dance-punk group !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), has died after trying to jump from a lift in Williamsburg, New York.

Jerry was 34. According to the New York Post, Fuchs was at a fundraising event around 12.30am this morning (9th November) when the lift he was travelling in got stuck. A spokesperson for the buildings department in New York told the Post: “It’s a manual freight elevator, and it stopped somewhere above the fifth floor.” It is thought that Fuchs and a friend then attempted to jump three or four feet from the lift to the fifth floor.

“The friend landed safely,” according to the Post, “but a piece of Fuchs’s clothing caught on the elevator, causing him to be yanked backward as he jumped, sending him swinging back into the crevice separating the elevator from the fifth floor.”

Fuchs fell to the bottom of the lift shaft and was rushed to hospital. He died at 3.30am.

He also performed with Juan MacLean, who posted a tribute on his website: “Jerry was one of my best and most loyal friends. He was hands-down the best drummer I have ever played with or seen.”

Additionally, he performed with Maserati who posted “We are humbled to have been able to create music with you for all these years, Jerry. You will be missed more than words can express. We love you, bro.”

Watch !!! – ‘Must Be the Moon’

Maserati – ‘Show me the Season’ live:

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