Frankie & The Heartstrings pay tribute after loss of 'legend' and drummer Dave Harper

Sunderland band Frankie & The Heartstrings have paid tribute to Dave Harper following his death in hospital.

Thursday, 26th August 2021, 12:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th August 2021, 5:17 pm

The band have paid tribute to drummer Dave Harper on Thursday, August 26, after revealing that he passed away in hospital on Wednesday, August 25.

The tweet said: “We are desperately sad to announce that our dearest friend and drummer Dave Harper passed away in hospital last night.

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“Where do we even start to describe what kind of person he was and what he meant to so many.

"This legend was unforgettable and we’re heartbroken over this loss.”

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Dave was also known for being one of the owners of Sunderland’s Pop Recs on High Street West, which he ran with guitarist Michael McKnight.

Frankie & The Heartstrings drummer and Pop Recs owner Dave Harper has sadly died.

The cause of his death is currently unknown at this time.

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