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- Posted on Nov 3rd 2008 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"We're very sorry to announce that founding member of the Descendents, and close friend Frank Navetta passed away on October 31, 2008 after becoming ill over the course of a few days," reads an announcement on the band's official website. "This is obviously a huge loss for the Descendents family. His contribution to the band, and to music in general can not be overstated. Frank will be truly missed. We will share information about memorial services when we find out."
Navetta, drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Tony Lombardo formed the band, with vocalist Milo Aukerman joining on in 1981. Before exiting the band in 1985 and moving to Oregon to become a fisherman, Navetta penned such early Descendents favorites as 'My Dad Sucks,' 'Parents,' 'Statue of Liberty' and 'Marriage.'